Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Hypochondria

Let's say that when you feel that you have a disease but you don't have it, you have the disease of hypochondria. But what if you feel that you have hypochondria and you don't feel that you have any other disease? :-)

6 comments:

Mike Almeida said...

This reminds me of sorenson's, 'faking munchhausen's syndrome', https://facultystaff.richmond.edu/~obelkind/07.Phil353/Sorensen.pdf

Alexander R Pruss said...

Sorensen even mentions Robert Antinozick who feels he has hypochondria but doesn't feel that he has any other disease. So I've been scooped.

Heath White said...

Not unlike the confirmed skeptic who believes he has no beliefs. The fact that an epistemic position can't be true, doesn't mean it's an impossible position to be in.

Monte said...

anyone know whether this paper online?

How to fake Munchausan's Syndrome by Veber (2010)

http://philpapers.org/rec/VEBHTF

Evan G. said...

Ahh!

Alexander R Pruss said...

This reminds me how James Allen, while teaching the Theaetetus, told us that he knew he was wrong about something. His evidence was that he thought he was wrong about something--so he was either right about that or wrong about that...