Symposium on Letheby and Gerrans, “Self unbound: ego dissolution in psychedelic experience”

I am delighted to announce the next symposium in our series on articles from Neuroscience of Consciousness.  Neuroscience of Consciousness is an interdisciplinary journal focused on the philosophy and science of consciousness, and gladly accepts submissions from both philosophers and scientists working in this fascinating field. We have two types …

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: https://www.memphis.edu/philosophy/pgsa_2014.php

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 …