Understanding Mental Health: A Critical Realist Exploration

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Routledge, Aug 3, 2016 - Mental illness - 184 pages
"[The book] steers a middle way between psychiatric positivism and the nihilism of the recent French post-structuralist tradition. ... [T]he guidance comes from philosophy, ... from ... Roy Bhaskar. He and others in his wake have offered us an escape route from the cul-de-sac options of na´ve realism and unending postmodern scepticism."--Page [i].

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David Pilgrim PhD is Professor of Health & Social Policy in the Department of Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology at the University of Liverpool.

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