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Incomprehensibility

Markus Heinimaa

in Nature and Narrative

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Published in print May 2003 | ISBN: 9780198526117
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191754326 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780198526117.003.0014

Series: International Perspectives in Philosophy & Psychiatry

Incomprehensibility

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Chapter 14 discusses the centrality of the grammar of 'understanding' and concepts related to its absence or demise (e.g. 'incomprehensibility') in describing the philosophical grammar of these concepts, including the concepts indicating radical failures of understanding and the logic of 'incomprehensibility' in the light of the illumination provided by Lars Hertzberg, Cora Diamond, Ludwig Wittgenstein, and Peter Winch. Some implications of the logical distinctions made to understanding psychiatric conceptualisations are drawn.

Chapter.  5750 words. 

Subjects: Psychiatry

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