Reconceiving schizophrenia

edited by Man Cheung Chung, K.W.M. (Bill) Fulford, and George Graham

Schizophrenia arguably is the most troubling, puzzling, and complex mental illness. No single discipline is equipped to understand it. Though schizophrenia has been investigated predominately from psychological, psychiatric and neurobiological perspectives, few attempts have been made to apply the tool kit of philosophy to schizophrenia, the mix of global analysis, conceptual insight, and argumentative clarity that is indicative of a philosophical perspective. This book is a major effort at redressing that imbalance. Recent developments in the area of philosophy known as the philosophy of psychiatry have made it clear that it is time for philosophy to contribute to our understanding of schizophrenia. The range of contributions is many and varied. Some contributors are professional philosophers; some not. Some contributions focus on matters of method and history. Others argue for dramatic reforms in our understanding of schizophrenia or its symptoms. The authors in this book are committed to the idea that philosophy can indeed help to understand schizophrenia in a way which is different from but complements traditional medical-clinical approaches. The book should appeal to every reader who wants to better understand a major mental illness, including its distinctive character, conscious content, and sources of puzzlement. Readers will find the essays gathered here afford stimulating insights into the human mind and its conditions of vulnerability.

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  • 1. Introduction: on reconceiving schizophrenia
  • 2. They diagnosed me a schizophrenic when I was just a Gemini. 'The other side of madness'
  • 3. Conceptions of schizophrenia
  • 4. Explaining schizophrenia: the relevance of phenomenology
  • 5. Schizophrenic delusion and hallucination as the expression and consequence of an alteration of the existential a prioris
  • 6. Schizophrenia: a phenomenological-anthropological approach
  • 7. Schizophrenia and the sixth sense
  • 8. The paralogisms of psychosis
  • 9. How to move beyond the concept of schizophrenia
  • 10. The delusional stance
  • 11. Against the belief model of delusion
  • 12. The clinician's illusion and benign psychosis
  • 13. Defining persecutory paranoia
  • 14. The functions of delusional beliefs
  • 15. The logical basis of psychiatric meta-narratives
  • 16. Suspicions of schizophrenia

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書名 Reconceiving schizophrenia
著作者等 Fulford, K. W. M
Graham, George
Fulford Bill
Chung Man Cheung
シリーズ名 International perspectives in philosophy and psychiatry
出版元 Oxford University Press
刊行年月 2007
ページ数 x, 341 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 9780198526131
NCID BA81099584
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス