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Reconceiving schizophrenia /
edited by Man Cheung Chung, K.W.M. (Bill) Fulford, and George Graham.
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Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
description
x, 341 p. : ill.
ISBN
019852613X (pbk : alk. paper), 9780198526131 (pbk : alk. paper)
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imprint
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
isbn
019852613X (pbk : alk. paper)
9780198526131 (pbk : alk. paper)
contents note
Introduction: on reconceiving schizophrenia / Man Cheung Chung, K.W.M. Fulford, and George Graham -- They diagnosed me a schizophrenic when I was just a Gemini. The other side of madness / Colin King -- Conceptions of schizophrenia / Man Cheung Chung -- Explaining schizophrenia: the relevance of phenomenology / Louis Sass and Josef Parnas -- Schizophrenic delusion and hallucination as the expression and consequence of an alteration of the existential a prioris / Alfred Kraus -- Schizophrenia: a phenomenological anthropological approach / Osborne P. Wiggins and Michael A. Schwartz -- Schizophrenia and the sixth sense / Giovanni Stanghellini -- The paralogisms of psychosis / Grant Gillett -- How to move beyond the concept of schizophrenia / Jeffrey Poland -- The delusional stance / G. Lynn Stephens and George Graham -- Against the belief model of delusion / Andy Hamilton -- The clinician's illusion and benign psychosis / Mike Jackson -- Defining persecutory paranoia / Jennifer Radden -- The functions of delusional beliefs / Peter Kinderman and Richard Bentall -- The logical basis of psychiatric meta-narratives / Rom Harr -- Suspicions of schizophrenia / Eric Matthews.
catalogue key
6060611
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"It is both intrinsically very interesting and also valuable for its demonstration of how rich and venerable the subject is."--Dominic Murphy, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews
"It is both intrinsically very interesting and also valuable for its demonstration of how rich and venerable the subject is."--Dominic Murphy, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews "This book is an inspiring and rigorous overview of philosophy's attempts to understand schizophrenia and is worthwhile reading for anyone-- practitioner, academic, or individual-- challenged by this most distressing of disorders."-- Mental Health Today Digest " Reconceiving Schizophrenia breathes new life into the vast amount of genetic and biological data without neglecting the most current neuroscientific findings...A very important contribution to the field."-- PsycCRITIQUES
"It is both intrinsically very interesting and also valuable for its demonstration of how rich and venerable the subject is."--Dominic Murphy,Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews "This book is an inspiring and rigorous overview of philosophy's attempts to understand schizophrenia and is worthwhile reading for anyone-- practitioner, academic, or individual-- challenged by this most distressing of disorders."--Mental Health Today Digest "Reconceiving Schizophreniabreathes new life into the vast amount of genetic and biological data without neglecting the most current neuroscientific findings...A very important contribution to the field."--PsycCRITIQUES
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Schizophrenia has been investigated predominantly from psychological, psychiatric and neurobiological perspectives. This text examines it from a philosophical point of view.
Main Description
Schizophrenia arguably is the most troubling, puzzling, and complex mentalillness. No single discipline is equipped to understand it. Though schizophreniahas been investigated predominately from psychological, psychiatric andneurobiological perspectives, few attempts have been made to apply the tool kitof 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 developmentsin the area of philosophy known as the philosophy of psychiatry have made itclear that it is time for philosophy to contribute to our understanding ofschizophrenia. The range of contributions is many and varied. Some contributorsare professional philosophers; some not. Some contributions focus on matters ofmethod and history. Others argue for dramatic reforms in our understanding ofschizophrenia or its symptoms. The authors in this book are committed to theidea that philosophy can indeed help to understand schizophrenia in a way whichis different from but complements traditional medical-clinical approaches. The book should appeal to every reader who wants to better understand a majormental illness, including its distinctive character, conscious content, andsources of puzzlement. Readers will find the essays gathered here affordstimulating insights into the human mind and its conditions ofvulnerability.
Main Description
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 applythe 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. Somecontributors 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 understandschizophrenia 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 ofvulnerability.
Table of Contents
Introduction : on reconceiving schizophreniap. 1
They diagnosed me a schizophrenic when I was just a Gemini : 'the other side of madness'p. 11
Conceptions of schizophreniap. 29
Explaining schizophrenia : the relevance of phenomenologyp. 63
Schizophrenic delusion and hallucination as the expression and consequence of an alteration of the existential a priorisp. 97
Schizophrenia : a phenomenological-anthropological approachp. 113
Schizophrenia and the sixth sensep. 129
The paralogisms of psychosisp. 151
How to move beyond the concept of schizophreniap. 167
The delusional stancep. 193
Against the belief model of delusionp. 217
The clinician's illusion and benign psychosisp. 235
Defining persecutory paranoiap. 255
The functions of delusional beliefsp. 275
The logical basis of psychiatric meta-narrativesp. 295
Suspicions of schizophreniap. 307
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