The causal role argument against doxasticism about delusions
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In this paper we consider an argument that is very influential in the philosophical literature, the argument from causal role against the view that delusions are beliefs. The argument has two premises, that many delusions fail to play belief-roles and that playing belief-roles is necessary for a mental state to be a belief. We assess both premises and suggest that they can be resisted.
|Number of pages||21|
|Journal||Avant: The Journal of the Philosophical-Interdisciplinary Vanguard|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
- delusions, beliefs, double bookkeeping, motivation, teleo-functionalism