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Disturbed Consciousness: New Essays on Psychopathology and Theories of Consciousness

Rocco J. Gennaro


In Disturbed Consciousness, philosophers and other scholars examine various psychopathologies in light of specific philosophical theories of consciousness. The contributing authors—some of them discussing or defending their own theoretical work—consider not only how a theory of consciousness can account for a specific psychopathological condition but also how the characteristics of a psychopathology might challenge such a theory. Thus one essay defends the higher-order thought (HOT) theory of consciousness against the charge that it cannot account for somatoparaphrenia (a delusion in which one ... More

Keywords: Consciousness, Psychopathology, Neuropathology, Schizophrenia, Somatoparaphrenia, Higher-Order Thoughts, Delusions, Self-Deception, Dissociation, Psychiatry

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Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780262029346
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262029346.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rocco J. Gennaro, editor
University of Southern Indiana

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