The Resource A metaphysics of psychopathology, Peter Zachar

A metaphysics of psychopathology, Peter Zachar

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A metaphysics of psychopathology
Title
A metaphysics of psychopathology
Statement of responsibility
Peter Zachar
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
In this study Peter Zachar considers such terms as 'real' and 'reality' - invoked in psychiatry but often obscure and remote from their instances - as abstract philosophical concepts. He then examines the implications of his approach for psychiatric classification and psychopathology. Proposing what he calls a scientifically inspired pragmatism, Zachar considers such topics as the essentialist bias, diagnostic literalism, and the concepts of natural kind and social construct
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Cataloging source
E7B
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Zachar, Peter
Index
index present
LC call number
RC435
LC item number
.Z33 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Series statement
Philosophical Psychopathology
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  • Psychology, Pathological
  • Metaphysics
  • Metaphysics
  • Psychology, Pathological
Label
A metaphysics of psychopathology, Peter Zachar
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: psychiatry, science wars, and the problem of realism -- A scientifically-inspired pragmatism -- Instrumental nominalism -- Psychological and scientific essentialism -- Misplaced literalism -- Literalism and the distrust of authority -- The objective within, not beyond, experience -- Classification and the concept of psychiatric disorder -- Four conceptual abstractions: natural kind, historical concept, normative concept and practical kind -- Can grief really be a disorder? -- Is narcissistic personality disorder real? -- Psychiatry, progress, and thinking philosophically about philosophical concepts
Extent
1 online resource (287 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781461958499
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)878138866
  • (OCoLC)ocn878138866
Label
A metaphysics of psychopathology, Peter Zachar
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: psychiatry, science wars, and the problem of realism -- A scientifically-inspired pragmatism -- Instrumental nominalism -- Psychological and scientific essentialism -- Misplaced literalism -- Literalism and the distrust of authority -- The objective within, not beyond, experience -- Classification and the concept of psychiatric disorder -- Four conceptual abstractions: natural kind, historical concept, normative concept and practical kind -- Can grief really be a disorder? -- Is narcissistic personality disorder real? -- Psychiatry, progress, and thinking philosophically about philosophical concepts
Extent
1 online resource (287 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781461958499
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)878138866
  • (OCoLC)ocn878138866

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