Nature and Narrative: An Introduction to the New Philosophy of Psychiatry

Paperback | June 18, 2003

EditorBill Fulford, Katherine Morris, John Z. Sadler

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Nature and Narrative is the launch volume in a new series of books entitled International Perspectives in Philosophy and Psychiatry. The series will aim to build links between the sciences and humanities in psychiatry. Our ability to decipher mental disorders depends to a unique extent on both the sciences and the humanities. Science provides insight into the 'causes' of a problem, enabling us to formulate an 'explanation', and the humanities provide insight into its 'meanings' and helps with our'understanding'. Psychiatry, if it is to develop as a balanced discipline, must draw on input from both of these spheres. Nature (for causes) and Narrative (for meanings) will help define the series as a whole by touching on a range of issues relevant to this 'border country'. With contributions from an international star-studded cast, representing the field of psychiatry, psychology and philosophy, this volume willset the scene for this new interdisciplinary field. This will be of interest to all those with practical experience of mental health issues, whether as providers or as users/consumers of services, as well as to philosophers, social scientists, and bioethicists.

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Nature and Narrative is the launch volume in a new series of books entitled International Perspectives in Philosophy and Psychiatry. The series will aim to build links between the sciences and humanities in psychiatry. Our ability to decipher mental disorders depends to a unique extent on both the sciences and the humanities. Scienc...

Bill Fulford is in the Department of Philosophy and Mental Health, University of Warwick, UK. Katherine Morris is at Department of Philosophy, University of Oxford, UK. John Sadler is in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Texas. Giovanni Stanghellini is in the Department of Mental Health, University of Florence.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:306 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.73 inPublished:June 18, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Fulford, Morris, Sadler and Stanghellini: Past improbable, future possible: the renaissance in philosophy and psychiatrySection 1 - Recycling History?2. Meares - Australia: Towards a psyche for psychiatrySection 2 - A New Kind of Philosophy3. Baker - UK: Wittgenstein's method and psychoanalysis4. Matthews - UK: How can a mind be sick?Section 3 - A New Kind of Ethics5. Robinson - USA: Psychiatry and the law6. Widdershoven - The Netherlands: Understanding dementia: a hermeneutic perspectiveSection 4 - A New Kind of Psychology7. Bolton - UK: Meaning and causal explanations in the behavioural sciences8. Harre - UK: Subjectivity and the possibility of psychiatry9. Gillett - New Zealand: Form and content: the role of discourse in mental disorder10. Musalek - Austria: Meaning and causes of delusionsSection 5 - A New Kind of Phenomenology11. Morris - UK: The phenomenology of body dysmorphic disorder: a Sartrean analysis12. Depraz - France: Putting the epoche into practice: schizophrenic experience as illustrating the phenomenological exploration of consciousness13. Kraus - Germany: How can the phenomenological-anthropological approach contribute to diagnosis and classification in psychiatry?14. Heinimaa - Finland: IncomprehensibilitySection 6 - A New Kind of Science15. Glas - The Netherlands: Anxiety - animal reactions and the embodiment of meaning16. van Staden - South Africa: Linguistic markers of recovery: semantic, syntactic and pragmatic changes in the use of first person pronouns in the course of psychotherapySection 7 - Future Possible?17. Rossi - Italy: Magic, science and equality of human wits

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"The essays as a whole are incisive and rigorous analyses that offer a fresh perspective, revealing that there is much to be considered in what for many of us in the mental health profession has become a matter of routine.... In summary, this is a challenging and fascinating work." --"The Journalof Nervous and Mental Disease""An excellent collection from thinkers in countries long steeped in philosophy, this book offers insight and intellectual challenge giving a broader context to the work we do with persons who experience mental suffering."--Doody's