SpaceTimeMind

You may (or may not) have noticed that Pete Mandik and Richard Brown (me) have started a podcast, called SpaceTimeMind, where we talk about tax law updates for 2014, uh, I mean, er, we talk about space and time and mind! The first episode is up now (and has been …

CFP: “Mental Illness and Power”

CALL FOR PROPOSALS “Mental Illness and Power” A Philosophy Conference at the University of Memphis Memphis, Tennessee February 21-22, 2014 Keynote Speaker: David Goodman (Lesley University) Deadline for proposals: November 15th, 2013 Contact e-mail: memphispgsa@gmail.com This and more information available online at: http://www.memphis.edu/philosophy/pgsa_2014.php 0

Epistemic definitions of delusion and confabulation

In my previous post I suggested that the epistemic faults listed in most definitions of delusions are not distinctive of delusions. Although delusions may diverge from norms of rationality to a greater extent than non-delusional beliefs, they are irrational in no special way. Excessively positive beliefs about ourselves, and widespread …