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Pathologies of Belief

by Max Coltheart

Part of the Readings in Mind and Language Series

Pathologies of Belief Synopsis

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.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780631221364
Publication date: 2nd January 2000
Author: Max Coltheart
Publisher: Blackwell Publishers an imprint of John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 236 pages
Categories: Cognition & cognitive psychology, Philosophy of mind,

About Max Coltheart

Max Coltheart studied psychology at the University of Sydney and began his lecturing career there, subsequently teaching at the University of Waterloo in Canada and the University of Reading in England, before being appointed Professor of Psychology at Birkbeck College London, a position he held for twelve years before returning to Australia in 1987 to become Professor of Psychology at Macquarie University in Sydney. He is the author of about 150 journal articles and book chapters, co-author of Language Processing in Children and Adults, and editor of nine collections including Deep Dyslexi and The Cognitive Neuropsychology of Language. He was the founding ...

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