Pathologies of Belief  -     Edited By: Max Coltheart, Martin Davies
    By: Coltheart, M. Davies M. & Max Coltheart(ED.)
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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 240
Vendor: Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Date: 1991
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 X 0.49 (inches)
ISBN: 0631221360
ISBN-13: 9780631221364

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In this book, psychologists and philosophers describe and discuss a range of case studies of delusional beliefs, drawing out general lessons both for the cognitive architecture of the mind and for the notion of rationality, and exploring connections between the delusional beliefs that occur in schizophrenia and the flawed understanding of beliefs that is characteristic of autism.

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Max Coltheart studied psychology at the University of Sydneyand began his lecturing career there, subsequently teaching at theUniversity of Waterloo in Canada and the University of Reading inEngland, before being appointed Professor of Psychology at BirkbeckCollege London, a position he held for twelve years beforereturning to Australia in 1987 to become Professor of Psychology atMacquarie University in Sydney. He is the author of about 150journal articles and book chapters, co-author of LanguageProcessing in Children and Adults, and editor of ninecollections including Deep Dyslexi and The CognitiveNeuropsychology of Language. He was the founding editor of thejournal Cognitive Neuropsychology and one of the foundingeditors of Mind and Language.

Martin Davies studied philosophy at Monash University inMelbourne and at the University of Oxford and spent eleven years atBirkbeck College London as lecturer and then reader in philosophy.In 1993 he became the Wilde Reader in Mental Philosophy at Oxford,where he was a Fellow of Corpus Christi College. He returned toAustralia in 2000 to take up a Professorship in the PhilosophyProgram, Research School of Social Sciences, Australian NationalUniversity. He is the author of Meaning, Quantification,Necessity and Knowing What Thought Requires and editorof three collections in the Readings in Mind and Language series.He was one of the founding editors of Mind and Language.

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