Mind, language, and meaning

Patrick Bracken and Philip Thomas

in Postpsychiatry

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Published in print December 2005 | ISBN: 9780198526094
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191754319 | DOI:

Series: International Perspectives in Philosophy & Psychiatry

Mind, language, and meaning

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In Chapter 5, we continue to develop some of the themes that emerged in Chapter 4, this time with regard to cognitivism and the relationship between mind, language and meaning. We trace the common roots of cognitivism (and its therapeutic offshoot, cognitive therapy) and psycholinguistics, through the theories of George Miller and Noam Chomsky. Cognitivism and psycholinguistics have played an important role in recent theories of psychosis, especially the experiences that are associated with the diagnosis of schizophrenia. We consider the theories of Chris Frith as an example of this. The second half of this chapter mounts a critique of this work using the later philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein.

Chapter.  11541 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Psychiatry

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