Journals Higher Education



Published: 07 April 2019

300 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198786863

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Madness and the demand for recognition

A philosophical inquiry into identity and mental health activism

Mohammed Abouelleil Rashed

International Perspectives in Philosophy and Psychiatry

  • The first comprehensive philosophical examination of the claims and demands of Mad activism
  • Engages with a diverse set of disciplines and literatures: philosophy of psychiatry, Mad studies, Disability studies, activist literature, and philosophical literature on identity and recognition
  • Develops a theoretical framework for identity and recognition that draws on Georg Hegel, Immanuel Kant, and the work of Charles Taylor, Axel Honneth, Nancy Fraser, Kwame Appiah, and Richard Rorty
  • Each chapter is self-contained and can be read alone as well as part of the overall discourse
  • Written by a researcher with experience and training in philosophy, psychiatry, and ethnography