Psychological Concepts and Biological Psychiatry

A philosophical analysis

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This interdisciplinary work addresses the question, What role should psychological conceptualization play for thinkers who believe that the brain is the organ of the mind? It offers readers something unique both by systematically comparing the writings of eliminativist philosophers of mind with the writings of the most committed proponents of biological psychiatry, and by critically scrutinizing their shared “anti-anthropomorphism” from the standpoint of a diagnostician and therapist. Contradicting the contemporary assumption that common sense psychology has already been proven futile, and we are just waiting for an adequate scientifically-based replacement, this book provides explicit philosophical and psychological arguments showing why, if they did not already have both cognitive and psychodynamic psychologies, philosophers and scientists would have to invent them to better understand brains. (Series A)
[Advances in Consciousness Research, 28]  2000.  xx, 342 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Preface: What this book is about
xv
PART I: THE ATTACK ON PSYCHOLOGY
1
1. Psychology In Trouble
3
2. Trouble From Psychiatry: Biomedical Materialism
21
3. Trouble From Philosophy: Eliminative Materialism
51
PART II: THE ROBUSTNESS OF PSYCHOLOGY
77
4. Why There is No Such Thing as “Folk Psychology”
79
5. A Critique of Anti-anthropomorphism
107
6. The Anchors of Psychology
123
7. Materialism Without Physicalism
157
PART III: THE PSYCHOLOGY IN PSYCHIATRY
181
8. Diagnosis, Behavior, and First-Person Information
183
9 . Evolution, Adaptation, and Psychiatry
211
10. Psychiatry, Science, and Anti-essentialism
227
11. Psychiatry and Reality
253
12. Psychiatry and the Rhetoric of Morality
273
13. Reflections
295
References
307
Name Index
331
Subject Index
337
“Peter Zachar argues that the psychological has an essential role in the scientific understanding and clinical treatment of mental illness, and he provides a framework to explain and justify this role. [...] This is one of the most important books to be published in the philosophy of psychiatry.”
“[...] his thesis is timely, indeed perennial; no matter how good our biological accounts may be we will still be interacting with human agents who experience distress and describe beliefs about the world.”
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Subjects

Consciousness Research

Consciousness research

Philosophy

Philosophy

Psychology

Neuropsychology
BIC Subject: JMT – States of consciousness
BISAC Subject: PSY020000 – PSYCHOLOGY / Neuropsychology
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  00056430 | Marc record