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  • Voices and Thoughts in Psychosis: An Introduction 

    Wilkinson, S; Alderson-Day, B (Springer Verlag, 2015-10-21)
    In this introduction we present the orthodox account of auditory verbal hallucinations (AVHs), a number of worries for this account, and some potential responses open to its proponents. With some problems still remaining, ...
  • A Mental Files Approach to Delusional Misidentification 

    Wilkinson, S (Springer Verlag, 2015-04-23)
    I suggest that we can think of delusional misidentification in terms of systematic errors in the management of mental files. I begin by sketching the orthodox “bottom-up” aetiology of delusional misidentification. I suggest ...
  • The Representation of Agents in Auditory Verbal Hallucinations 

    Wilkinson, S; Bell, V (Wiley, 2016-02-02)
    Current models of auditory verbal hallucinations (AVHs) tend to focus on the mechanisms underlying their occurrence, but often fail to address the content of the auditory experience. In other words, they tend to ask why ...
  • How anxiety induces verbal hallucinations 

    Ratcliffe, M; Wilkinson, S (Elsevier, 2015-12-09)
    Verbal hallucinations are often associated with pronounced feelings of anxiety, and it has also been suggested that anxiety somehow triggers them. In this paper, we offer a phenomenological or ‘personal-level’ account of ...
  • Thought Insertion Clarified 

    Ratcliffe, M; Wilkinson, S (Imprint Academic, 2015-01-01)
    'Thought insertion' in schizophrenia involves somehow experiencing one's own thoughts as someone else's. Some philos-ophers try to make sense of this by distinguishing between ownership and agency: one still experiences ...
  • Accounting for the phenomenology and varieties of auditory verbal hallucination within a predictive processing framework 

    Wilkinson, S (Elsevier, 2014-10-03)
    Two challenges that face popular self-monitoring theories (SMTs) of auditory verbal hallucination (AVH) are that they cannot account for the auditory phenomenology of AVHs and that they cannot account for their variety. ...
  • Levels and kinds of explanation: lessons from neuropsychiatry 

    Wilkinson, S (Frontiers Media, 2014-04-29)
    I use an example from neuropsychiatry, namely delusional misidentification, to show a distinction between levels of explanation and kinds of explanation. Building on a pragmatic view of explanation, different kinds of ...
  • Hearing Soundless Voices 

    Wilkinson, S (Johns Hopkins University Press for Association for the Advancement of Philosophy and Psychiatry (AAPP), 2018)
    Reports of hearing soundless voices are perplexing and yet not uncommon in psychiatric contexts. In this paper, I try first to understand why we talk about experiential modalities at all, and in the way that we do, and ...
  • Egocentric and Encyclopedic Doxastic States in Delusions of Misidentification 

    Wilkinson, S (Springer Verlag, 2013-01-09)
    A recent debate in the literature on delusions centers on the question of whether delusions are beliefs or not. In this paper, an overlooked distinction between egocentric and encyclopedic doxastic states is introduced and ...
  • Delusions, dreams, and the nature of identification 

    Wilkinson, S (Taylor & Francis (Routledge), 2013-08-16)
    Delusional misidentification is commonly understood as the product of an inference on the basis of evidence present in the subject's experience. For example, in the Capgras delusion, the patient sees someone who looks like ...
  • The Status of Delusion in the Light of Marcus’s Revisionary Proposals 

    Wilkinson, S (Theoria, 2013-09-06)
    Marcus’s view of belief is applied to the debate that centers around the question, “Are delusions beliefs?” Two consequences of this are that, i) the question, “Are delusions beliefs?”, strictly speaking, needs rephrasing ...
  • Beyond Believing Badly 

    Wilkinson, S (Luis Manuel Valdés-Villanueva, 2013-10-01)
    I examine the view, put forward by Gregory Currie and collaborators, that delusions are not beliefs because delusional subjects break constitutive norms of believing. This hinges on two different types of commitment: one ...
  • In search of a ‘social minimum’: Austerity and destitution in the European Court of Human Rights 

    Kagiaros, D (Kluwer Law International, 2019)
    The European Court of Human Rights has, in specific circumstances, interpreted the Convention in a manner that extends the protection provided under civil and political rights into the socio-economic sphere. Additionally, ...
  • Cutting the Face: Kinship, State and Social Media Conflict in Networked Jordan 

    Hughes, G (Berghahn, 2018-06-01)
    The local uptake of new media in the Middle East is shaped by deep histories of imperialism, state building, resistance and accommodation. In contemporary Jordan, social media is simultaneously encouraging identification ...
  • To Polarize or Not: Comparing Networks of News Consumption 

    Banducci, S; Jasny, L; Cioroianu, I; Coan, TG; Stevens, DP; Weaver, IS; Williams, H (Donau-Universität Krems, 2018-07-12)
    We use individual data on browsing histories combined with survey data to examine whether online news exposure exhibits signs of segregation and selectivity. By using online news behaviour combined with survey reports of ...
  • Review: Wenfang Tang, Populist Authoritarianism: Chinese Political Culture and Regime Sustainability 

    Owen, CAM (Taylor & Francis (Routledge) for Department of Central and East European Studies, University of Glasgow, 2018-10-08)
    Book review of Wenfang Tang, Populist Authoritarianism. Chinese Political Culture and Regime Sustainability. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2016, xiii + 220pp
  • Treacherous Coattails: Gubernatorial Endorsements and the Presidential Race in Kenya's 2017 Election 

    Gadjanova, E (Taylor & Francis (Routledge) for British Institute in Eastern Africa, 2018)
    Could there be coattail effects in the absence of strong parties? How would these effects manifest in countries with ethnic and personality-based politics? Kenya’s 2017 election presents an opportunity for a theoretical ...
  • A systematic literature review of the organisational arrangements of primary school-based reading interventions for struggling readers 

    Stentiford, LJ; Koutsouris, G; Norwich, B (Wiley for United Kingdom Literacy Association, 2018)
    Background: This paper presents findings from a systematic literature review which explored the delivery arrangements of school-based reading interventions for struggling readers aged 5-8 years. Methods: Databases were ...
  • Umamimi: the wind of heaven blows between the gentle flicks of my robotic horse ears 

    North, S (Museum of Archaeology, University of Stavanger and the Norwegian University College for Agriculture and Rural Development, 2018-09-27)
    “The wind of heaven is that which blows between a horse's ears” (anonymous, widely attributed as a proverb of Arabic origin). ‘Umamimi’ is a project based at the intersection between Computational Anthrozoology (North, ...
  • UK Strategy in the Gulf and Middle East After American Retrenchment 

    Stansfield, G; Stokes, D; Kelly, S (SETA Foundatiom, 2018)
    This paper considers the impact of the possible relative decline of the U.S. and its engagement in the Middle East and the Gulf in particular. US disengagement started under the Obama administration and seems to be continuing ...

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