Philosophy, Psychology and Psychiatry

Philosophy, Psychology and Psychiatry

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Philosophy of mind as traditionally understood has rarely engaged directly with psychology and psychiatry. This collection establishes the importance of this interdisciplinary approach and explores new directions in the 'philosophy of psychiatry and psychology'. The essays are by a distinguished group of contributors whose interests and expertise embrace the cognitive, biological and medical sciences as well as the social sciences and humanities. The topics are wide ranging and raise fundamental questions such as what establishes personality or personal identity; how should insanity - or sanity - be defined; what is 'consent'? Readers, like the contributors, will come from a wide range of backgrounds, and find the volume suggests new approaches and offers new more

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  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 1139240889
  • 9781139240888

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Mind and madness: new directions in the philosophy of psychiatry K. William Fulford; The second cognitive revolution: from computation to discourse Rom Harre; Multiple personality and computational models Margaret A. Boden; Integrity and boundary in transpersonal approaches to the psyche Peter Binns; Personal identity and psychiatric illness Tony Hope; Mind, health and biological purpose David Papineau; Homosexuality Anthony Quinton; Making sense on the boundaries: on moving between philosophy and psychotherapy John Shotter; Wild beasts and idle humours: legal insanity and the finding of fault Daniel N. Robinson; Dangerous and mental disorder Nigel Walker; Some problems with the doctrine of consent J. A. Devereux; Meaning and mechanism in psychotherapy Jeremy Holmes; Deadly vices Gabriele Taylor; Nietzsche and music Antony Storr; Psychology and politics K. V. more