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Theorising about meaning for mental health care

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/9780199228713.003.004

Series: International Perspectives in Philosophy & Psychiatry

Theorising about meaning for mental health care

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Cognitivism, the mind and inner states

A cognitivist account of thought insertion

The discursive turn, social constructionism and dementia

The discursive turn and its contrast with cognitivism

Wittgenstein and constructionism about meaning

A Wittgensteinian account of meaning

Bolton and Hill’s alternative use of Wittgenstein

Objections to Bolton and Hill

The implications of the Wittgensteinian account for cognitivism and discursive psychology

Conclusions

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Subjects: Psychiatry

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