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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The literature on dissociation provides many opportunities for clarification and analysis. This chapter offers a criterion for attributing dissociation that corrects lacunae and errors in the standard definitions. Using that analysis, it critiques the debate over whether dissociation constitutes one or several distinct phenomena, and comments on its apparent significance for philosophical assertions about the unity of the self.

Keywords: standard definitions; dissociation; unity of self

Chapter.  5904 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Mind

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