Oxford Textbook of Philosophy of Psychiatry

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-08-24
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Mental health research and care in the twenty first century faces a series of conceptual and ethical challenges arising from unprecedented advances in the neurosciences, combined with radical cultural and organisational change. The Oxford Textbook of Philosophy and Psychiatry is aimed at allthose responding to these challenges, from professionals in health and social care, managers, lawyers and policy makers; service users, informal carers and others in the voluntary sector; through to philosophers, neuroscientists and clinical researchers. Organised around a series of case studies in five key topic areas - concepts of disorder, the philosophical history of psychopathology, philosophy of science, ethics and philosophical value theory, and philosophy of mind - the book provides a detailed introduction to the field and a framework forstudy and skill development. Each case study is supported by selected readings from both philosophy and mental health, thinking skills exercises, self-test questions, key learning points and detailed guides to further reading. There is an introduction for philosophers to classification anddescriptive psychopathology, and for practitioners to philosophical methods (including logic). The philosophical topics covered include philosophical methods (analytic and Continental); phenomenology, hermeneutics and existentialism, logical empiricism and its successors; idealism and realism; reasons and causes; and modern theories of mind and brain, free will and personal identity. Topicsfrom mental health include psychiatry and 'anti-psychiatry'; Jaspers' psychopathology and the new neurosciences; the future of psychiatric classifications; strengths-based approaches, recovery practice, social inclusion and diversity; and key topics in psychopathology, such as delusion, autism,disorders of volition, thought insertion and other experiences in schizophrenia. The Oxford Textbook of Philosophy and Psychiatry aims to secure the skills-base of the discipline by bringing philosophers closer to the realities of practice in mental health, and mental health practitioners closer to the resources of philosophy as a partner to the sciences in responding to thechallenges of twenty-first century mental health and social care.

Table of Contents

Origins, outcomes and how to use this book
Core Concepts in Philosophy and Mental Health
Philosophical problems in mental health practice and research
Arguments good and bad: an introduction to philosophical logic for practitioners
Experiences good and bad: an introduction to psychopathology, classification and diagnosis for philosophers
Philosophical methods in mental health practice and research
Philosophical outputs in mental health practice and research
A Philosophical History of Psychopathology
A brief history of mental disorder
Karl Jaspers and general psychopathology
Phenomenology and psychopathology
Psychopathology and the 'Methodenstreit'
Philosophy of Science and Mental Health
Psychoanalysis: an introduction to the philosophy of science
Psychopathology and the theory dependence of data
Natural classifications, realism and psychopathology
Diagnosis, explanation and causal information
Causes, laws and reasons in psychiatric aetiology
Knowledge, research and evidence-based medicine
Vatues, Ethics and Mental Health
Tools of the trade: an introduction to psychiatric ethics
From bioethics to values-based practice
It's the law! Rationality and consent as a case study in mental health law
Values in psychiatric diagnosis
From bioethics to values-based practice in psychiatric diagnosis
Philosophy of Mind and Mental Health
Mind, brain and mental illness: an introduction to the philosophy of mind
The mind-body problem and mental health, a philosophical update
Reasons and the content of mental states: Part I - reductionist theories
Reasons and the content of mental states: Part II - Anti-reductionism and discursive psychology
Agency, causation and freedom
Knowledge of other minds
Personal identity and schizophrenia
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