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      Extraordinary Science and Psychiatry 

      Truth and Sanity: Positive Illusions, Spiritual Delusions, and Metaphysical Hallucinations

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          We criticize a worrisome trend in contemporary psychiatry that pathologizes normalcy on dubious epistemic grounds, on the naïve premise that mental health has some sort of clear, precise, and firm link to true belief and conversely that mental disease or disorder has some clear, precise and firm link to false or misbegotten belief. We deny this premise and show how it should make us worry that we understand what makes illusions, delusions, and hallucinations unhealthy or abnormal. In fact, we deny that illusions, delusions, and hallucinations are categorically or even typically unhealthy or abnormal.

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          February 17 2017
          September 21 2017
          10.7551/mitpress/9780262035484.003.0013
          81331424-49fe-4918-8d59-645f820cd524
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