The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Psychiatry

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KWM Fulford, Martin Davies, George Graham, John Sadler
OUP Oxford, Jul 4, 2013 - Medical - 1322 pages
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Philosophy has much to offer psychiatry, not least regarding ethical issues, but also issues regarding the mind, identity, values, and volition. This has become only more important as we have witnessed the growth and power of the pharmaceutical industry, accompanied by developments in the neurosciences. However, too few practising psychiatrists are familiar with the literature in this area. The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Psychiatry offers the most comprehensive reference resource for this area ever published. It assembles challenging and insightful contributions from key philosophers and others to the interactive fields of philosophy and psychiatry. Each contributions is original, stimulating, thorough, and clearly and engagingly written - with no potentially significant philosophical stone left unturned. Broad in scope, the book includes coverage of several areas of philosophy, including philosophy of mind, science, and ethics. For philosophers and psychiatrists, The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Psychiatry is a landmark publication in the field - one that will be of value to both students and researchers in this rapidly growing area.
 

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Contents

Watching our Ps and Q
1
HISTORY
13
CONTEXTS OF CARE
117
ESTABLISHING RELATIONSHIPS
215
SUMMONING CONCEPTS
357
DESCRIPTIVE PSYCHOPATHOLOGY
545
ASSESSMENT AND DIAGNOSTIC CATEGORIES
729
EXPLANATION AND UNDERSTANDING
929
CURE AND CARE
1129
Author Index
1293
Subject Index
1299
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K.W.M. Fulford is at St. Cross College, Oxford, UK. Martin Davies is at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, UK. Richard Gipps is with University Counselling Service at the University of Oxford, UK. George Graham is in the Department of Philosophy at Georgia State University, USA. John Sadler iswith the Division of Ethics in the Department of Psychiatry at UT Southwestern, USA. Giovanni Stanghellini is at Universita G. d'Annunzio' Chieti, Italy. Tim Thornton is at the School of Health at the University of Central Lancashire, UK