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The Philosophy of Psychiatry: A Companion

Jennifer Radden

Abstract

This book explores the inter-disciplinary field of the philosophy of psychiatry. The contributors define this exciting field and highlight the philosophical assumptions and issues that underlie psychiatric theory and practice, the category of mental disorder, and rationales for its social, clinical, and legal treatment. As a branch of medicine and a healing practice, psychiatry relies on presuppositions that are deeply and unavoidably philosophical. Conceptions of rationality, personhood, and autonomy frame our understanding and treatment of mental disorder. Philosophical questions of evidence ... More

Keywords: psychiatric theory, psychiatric practice, mental disorder, rationality, personhood, autonomy, clinical practice, mental health policy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780195149531
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149531.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jennifer Radden, editor
University of Massachusetts
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Contents

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INTRODUCTION

Jennifer Radden

Part I PSYCHOPATHOLOGY AND NORMALCY

Chapter 1 COGNITION

Grant Gillett

Chapter 2 AFFECTIVITY

Jennifer Hansen

Chapter 3 DESIRE

Alan G. Soble

Chapter 4 CHARACTER

Louis C. Charland

Chapter 5 ACTION

Alfred R. Mele

Chapter 7 MEMORY

Stephen E. Braude

Chapter 8 BODY

Shaun Gallagher Mette Vaever

Chapter 9 IDENTITY

Jennifer Radden

Chapter 10 DEVELOPMENT

Christian Perring

Part II ANTINOMIES OF PRACTICE

Chapter 14 FACTS/VALUES

K. W. M. (Bill) Fulford

Part III NORMS, VALUES, AND ETHICS

Chapter 15 GENDER

Nancy Potter

Chapter 16 RACE AND CULTURE

Marilyn Nissim-Sabat

chapter 17 COMPETENCE

Charles M. Culver Bernard Gert

Chapter 18 DANGEROUSNESS

Daniel N. Robinson

Chapter 19 TREATMENT AND RESEARCH ETHICS

Ruth Chadwick Gordon Aindow

Chapter 20 CRIMINAL RESPONSIBILITY

Simon Wilson Gwen Adshead

Chapter 21 RELIGION

Brooke Hopkins Margaret P. Battin

Part IV THEORETICAL MODELS

Chapter 24 PHENOMENOLOGICAL AND HERMENEUTIC MODELS

Michael Alan Schwartz Osborne P. Wiggins

Chapter 25 NEUROBIOLOGICAL MODELS

Andrew Garnar Valerie Gray Hardcastle

Part V CIRCUMSCRIBING MENTAL DISORDER

Chapter 29 DEFINING MENTAL DISORDER

Bernard Gert Charles M. Culver

End Matter