Delusions and misbeliefs

Max Coltheart*

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Abstract

Beliefs may be true or false, and grounded or ungrounded. McKay & Dennett (M&D) treat these properties of belief as independent. What, then, do they mean by misbelief? They state that misbeliefs are simply false beliefs. So would they consider a very well-grounded belief that is false a misbelief? And why can't beliefs that are very poorly grounded be considered delusions, even when they are true?

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)517
Number of pages1
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Volume32
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2009

Bibliographical note

Copyright 2009 Cambridge University Press. Article originally published in Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Vol. 32, No. 6, p. 517. The original article can be found at http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X09991191

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