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Cognitive-Behavioral Models

Edited by Jennifer Radden

in The Philosophy of Psychiatry

Published in print June 2004 | ISBN: 9780195149531
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199870943 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149531.003.0028

Series: International Perspectives in Philosophy & Psychiatry

 Cognitive-Behavioral Models

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This chapter discusses cognitive-behavioral models for therapy. It illustrates a field that is deeply divided over fundamental questions such as the causal role of cognitions and the effectiveness of the cognitive therapies. Disagreements also persist about a wide range of less immediately practical questions, including postulating unobservables, the goals of science, epiphenomenalism, and the nature of truth, logic, explanation, and causation.

Keywords: behavior therapy; cognition; cognitive therapies; causal role

Chapter.  5850 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Mind

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