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Published: 30 April 2009

448 Pages


ISBN: 9780199237548

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Chapter 1

The Mind and its Discontents

Second Edition

Grant Gillett

International Perspectives in Philosophy and Psychiatry

  • Enhances our understanding of the ethical demands of psychiatry and the challenges that psychiatry and the study of disorders of the mind can pose to our stereotypes about human nature and human psychology.
  • Exciting new exploration of the links between mind, brain, and mental disorder
  • Provides important new insights into psychiatric conditions such as autism, eating disorders, multiple personality disorder, and other major psychopathologies
  • Interdisciplinary, bringing together insights from psychiatry, philosophy of mind, psychology, and medical ethics

New to this Edition:

  • The text has been shortened and made much more accessible than in the first edition
  • Now includes a series of appendices that deal with topics that would otherwise disrupt the flow of the main text, including; Metaphysics and the mind; Natural kinds and causality; Consciousness, thought, and intentionality; Varieties of alienation; The problem of other minds, theory-theory, and simulation theory; Actions, reasons, causes and the will; Structuralism and post-structuralism; The philosophy of personal identity.
  • Available in paperback for the first time, at a much lower price than when first published 10 years ago
  • Updated to take account of the huge steps forwards in the philosophy of psychiatry movement this decade Available in paperback for the first time, at a much lower price than before

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