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Understanding psychopathology

Tim Thornton

in Essential Philosophy of Psychiatry

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print September 2007 | ISBN: 9780199228713
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191754531 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199228713.003.003

Series: International Perspectives in Philosophy & Psychiatry

Understanding psychopathology

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Jaspers on the role of understanding in psychiatry

Biographical sketch of Jaspers

Jaspers on phenomenological understanding

Jaspers on genetic understanding

The limits of understanding

The attempt to understand psychopathology in recent philosophy of psychiatry

Delusions as rational responses to abnormal experiences

Delusions as expressions of philosophical confusion

Delusions as framework propositions

The two factor model of delusion

Delusions seen from an engaged rather than estranged perspective

Conclusions

Chapter.  15453 words. 

Subjects: Psychiatry

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