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On Delusion
Jennifer Radden
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On Delusion

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Delusions play a fundamental role in the history of psychology, philosophy and culture, dividing not only the mad from the sane but reason from unreason. Yet the very nature and extent of delusions are poorly understood. What are delusions? How do they differ from everyday errors or mistaken beliefs? Are they scientific categories?

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ebook, 192 pages
Published September 13th 2010 by Routledge (first published April 1st 2009)
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Apr 28, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What is a delusion? It is a term that is used loosely whose definition is usually limited to "fixed false idea." Jennifer Radden has done a great service by presenting a systematic, clearly written of the difficult problem of actually knowing what we mean when we speak of delusions. With both philosophical and clinical sophistication she provides the first adequate discussion of this important concept that I have read. I hope that it will be read by everyone training to work in psychiatry, psych ...more
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