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Published: 03 November 2016

276 Pages


ISBN: 9780198722373

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Vagueness in Psychiatry

Edited by Geert Keil, Lara Keuck, and Rico Hauswald

International Perspectives in Philosophy and Psychiatry

  • Addresses the problem of indeterminacy in psychiatry and its social, moral and legal implications
  • Represents the first systematic effort to draw various lines of inquiry together, including the debates about the principles of psychiatric classification, categorical versus dimensional approaches, prodromal phases and sub-threshold disorders, and the problem of over-diagnosis in psychiatry, and relates these debates to philosophical research on vagueness and demarcation problems, helping readers to navigate through the various debates surrounding the problem of blurred boundaries in the classification and diagnosis of mental illness
  • Brings together eminent scholars from psychiatry, philosophy, and law, thus addressing a broad readership from various disciplines, and encourages interdisciplinary discussions

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