Edited by Jennifer Radden

in The Philosophy of Psychiatry

Published in print June 2004 | ISBN: 9780195149531
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199870943 | DOI:

Series: International Perspectives in Philosophy & Psychiatry


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This introductory chapter discusses the field of the philosophy of psychiatry, detailing its relevance and emergence during the 1970s. It describes the philosophy of psychiatry as encompassing the philosophical assumptions and ideas that arise from, and the application of philosophical method to, not only psychopathology but also psychiatric theorizing, mental health categories, clinical practice, and psychiatric research. An overview of the five parts of the book as well as the chapters included in each part is presented.

Keywords: mental health; research; psychiatric research; psychiatric theory

Chapter.  7118 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Mind

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