, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp 1–4 | Cite as

Précis of Delusions and Other Irrational Beliefs

  • Lisa BortolottiEmail author
Original Paper


Here I summarise the main arguments in “Delusions and Other Irrational Beliefs” [1]. The book addresses the question whether there is a rationality constraint on belief ascription and defends a doxastic account of clinical delusions.


Delusions Belief ascription Rationality Self-narratives 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of BirminghamEdgbastonUK

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