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    Delusional Beliefs, Two-Factor Theories, and Bizarreness
    Frontiers of Philosophy in China 11 (2): 263-278. 2016.
    In order to explain delusional beliefs, one must first consider what factors should be included in a theory of delusion. Unlike a one-factor theory, a two-factor theory of delusion argues that not only anomalous experience (the first factor) but also an impairment of the belief-evaluation system (the second factor) is required. Recently, two-factor theorists have adopted various Bayesian approaches in order to give a more accurate description of delusion formation. By reviewing the progression f…Read more
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    Corlett, P. R. (2019. Factor one, familiarity and frontal cortex: A challenge to the two-factor theory of delusions. Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, 24(3), 165–177. doi:10.1080/13546805.2019.1606706 ) raises two groups of challenges against the two-factor theory of delusions: One focuses on weighing “the evidence for … the two-factor theory”; the other aims to question “the logic of the two-factor theory” (ibid., p. 166). McKay, R. (2019. Measles, magic and misidentifications: A defence of the two-fac…Read more