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Real Hallucinations: Psychiatric Illness, Intentionality, and the Interpersonal World

Matthew Ratcliffe


Real Hallucinations is a philosophical study of the structure of human experience, its vulnerability to disruption, and how its integrity depends on interpersonal relations. It focuses on the beguilingly simple question of how we manage to routinely distinguish between our experiences of perceiving, remembering, imagining, and thinking. This question is addressed via a detailed philosophical study of auditory verbal hallucinations (usually defined as hearing a voice in the absence of a speaker) and thought insertion (somehow experiencing one’s own thoughts as someone else’s). The book shows ho ... More

Keywords: delusion, grief, intentionality, interpersonal experience, schizophrenia, self, trauma, trust

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780262036719
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262036719.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Matthew Ratcliffe, author
University of Vienna