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date: 22 February 2020

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This chapter argues that recent attempts to make sense of the delusion of thought insertion in terms of a distinction between two notions of thought ownership have been unsuccessful. It also proposes an alternative account, in which the delusion is to be interpreted in the light of its prehistory.

Keywords: thought insertion, delusions, self-awareness, ownership of thoughts, agency, inner speech, immunity to error through misidentification, rationality

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