Defining Mental Disorder

Defining Mental Disorder Jerome Wakefield and His Critics - Philosophical Psychopathology

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Synopsis

One of the most pressing theoretical problems of psychiatry is the definition of mental disorder. Jerome Wakefield's proposal that mental disorder is "harmful dysfunction" has been both influential and widely debated; philosophers have been notably skeptical about it. This volume provides the first book-length collection of responses by philosophers to Wakefield's harmful dysfunction analysis (HDA), offering a survey of philosophical critiques as well as extensive and detailed replies by Wakefield himself.

Book information

ISBN: 9780262045643
Publisher: The MIT Press
Imprint: The MIT Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 616.89
DEWEY edition: 23
Number of pages: 624
Weight: 1126g
Height: 185mm
Width: 235mm
Spine width: 39mm