Mind, Meaning and Mental Disorder

Mind, Meaning and Mental Disorder : The Nature of Causal Explanation in Psychology and Psychiatry

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Examining psychiatry from a philosophical perspective, this treatise explores problems concerning the "scientific status" of various methods of enquiry and treatment, and the relation between the competing "orientations" in psychiatry. Both problems involve issues in the philosophy of mind and epistemology. These and related problems arise with surprising frequency and urgency in both clinical research and practice.
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  • Hardback | 405 pages
  • 160 x 240 x 31.75mm | 844g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • line figures, bibliography
  • 0192615041
  • 9780192615046

Table of contents

1: Mind, meaning and the explanation of the action. 2: Mind, meaning, and neural causation. 3: Relativity in knowledge of mind and meaning; and in knowledge generally. 4: The definition of meaning: causal and functional semantics. 5: Two forms of causality in biological and physiological processes. 6: Intentional causality, neurobiology, and development. 7: Psychiatric disorder and its explanation. 8: Intentionality in disorder. 9: Psychiatric conditions. 10: Index
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