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Philip Gerrans

Philip Gerrans is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Adelaide.

Titles by This Author

A BIT of The Measure of Madness

In this BIT, the philosopher Phillip Gerrans examines schizophrenic delusions--the most common, clinically significant, and, in some ways, most baffling form of delusion. Drawing on recent work in cognitive neuroscience, he focuses on delusions of alien control and the phenomenon of delusions of thought insertion.

 

Philosophy of Mind, Cognitive Neuroscience, and Delusional Thought

In The Measure of Madness, Philip Gerrans offers a novel explanation of delusion. Over the last two decades, philosophers and cognitive scientists have investigated explanations of delusion that interweave philosophical questions about the nature of belief and rationality with findings from cognitive science and neurobiology.