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George Graham is Professor of Philosophy and Neuroscience at Georgia State University, USA, and a past president of the Society for Philosophy and Psychology. He is co-author and co-editor of the Oxford Textbook of Philosophy and Psychiatry (2006).
Table of Contents
|Stability and instability||p. 1|
|One brief history||p. 4|
|What is this book about?||p. 7|
|Topics and themes||p. 11|
|Chapter summary and suggested readings||p. 16|
|Conceiving mental disorder||p. 19|
|Mental disorder has consequences||p. 19|
|What should a theory of mental disorder do?||p. 20|
|The mind of mental disorder||p. 29|
|Exemplars of mental disorder||p. 36|
|Roles of the mental in mental disorder||p. 40|
|Chapter summary and suggested readings||p. 43|
|The disorder of mental disorder||p. 45|
|What makes mental disorder undesirable?||p. 45|
|Morally therapeutic interlude and lure of the disease model||p. 48|
|Are mental disorders diseases?||p. 53|
|A problematic disorder and the place of DSM||p. 63|
|Chapter summary and suggested readings||p. 69|
|On being skeptical about mental disorder||p. 71|
|Mental disorder and the mind/body problem||p. 72|
|Mental disorder and respect for persons||p. 89|
|Chapter summary and suggested readings||p. 97|
|Seeking norms for mental disorder||p. 99|
|Despair, depression and disorder||p. 99|
|Anxiety and DSM||p. 102|
|Cultural conventionalism||p. 108|
|Mind maladapted||p. 113|
|Rationality and Internationality||p. 117|
|Logic of its own||p. 127|
|A brief on incapacities and disabilities||p. 131|
|Chapter summary and suggested readings||p. 134|
|An original position||p. 137|
|Social order, mental order and veils of ignorance||p. 139|
|The importance of conscious experience||p. 142|
|Basic psychological capacities||p. 145|
|A concept of mental disorder||p. 156|
|Chapter summary and suggested readings||p. 156|
|Addiction and responsibility for self||p. 159|
|Impulse, inhibition and responsibility for self||p. 162|
|Compulsion and addiction||p. 166|
|Animal models||p. 172|
|Neural models||p. 174|
|One way in which the brain may gum up the works||p. 179|
|Chapter summary and suggested readings||p. 184|
|Reality lost and found||p. 187|
|Symptom and schizophrenia||p. 187|
|Grand delusions||p. 193|
|Delusion and self-comprehension||p. 203|
|Realism among the ruins?||p. 211|
|Paranoia, benevolence and imagination||p. 214|
|Chapter summary and suggested readings||p. 222|
|Minding the missing me||p. 225|
|Me, myself and my selves||p. 225|
|'I am dead' but don't mean it||p. 239|
|Self-serving in a supermarket||p. 244|
|Chapter summary and suggested readings||p. 253|
|Epilogue: the final affliction - Copenhagen interpretation||p. 255|
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