Psychiatry in the Scientific Image

Psychiatry in the Scientific Image In Psychiatry in the Scientific Image Dominic Murphylooks at psychiatry from the viewpoint of analytic philosophy of science considering three issues how we should conceive of classify and explain

In Psychiatry in the Scientific Image, Dominic Murphylooks at psychiatry from the viewpoint of analytic philosophy of science, considering three issues how we should conceive of, classify, and explain mentalillness If someone is said to have a mental illness, what about it is mental Whatmakes it an illness How might we explain and classify it A system of psychiatriIn Psychiatry in the Scientific Image, Dominic Murphylooks at psychiatry from the viewpoint of analytic philosophy of science, considering three issues how we should conceive of, classify, and explain mentalillness If someone is said to have a mental illness, what about it is mental Whatmakes it an illness How might we explain and classify it A system of psychiatricclassification settles these questions by distinguishing the mental illnesses andshowing how they stand in relation to one another This book explores thephilosophical issues raised by the project of explaining and classifying mentalillness Murphy argues that the current literature on mental illness exemplified bythe Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders is animpediment to research it lacks a coherent concept of the mental and a satisfactoryaccount of disorder, and yields too much authority to commonsense thought about themind He argues that the explanation of mental illness should meet the standards ofgood explanatory practice in the cognitive neurosciences, and that theclassification of mental disorders should group symptoms into conditions based onthe causal structure of the normal mind.

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