Towards A Pre-Modern Psychiatry

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Springer, Apr 23, 2013 - Philosophy - 221 pages
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The author applies modified versions of pre-modern philosophy (including Aristotle and Aquinas) to psychiatry, arguing that the work of the Aristotelian philosopher, Christian and former Marxist, Alasdair MacIntyre is ideally placed to bring about a transformation of psychiatry from its current captivity to the modern scientific technical paradigm.
 

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Contents

1 An Outline of the Problem
1
2 Why MacIntyres Philosophy Can Address This Situation
13
3 The Contemporary Aristotelian Museum as a Way of Reseeing Knowledge
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4 How the Many Can Be Authoritative The Many Start to Contribute to the Practice
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5 MacIntyres Original Model Adjusted to Take Account of Patiency and Dissent
85
Performing Traditionconstituted Enquiry on the Tradition of the Psychiatrists
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The Mentally Ill Start to Contribute to a Practice
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8 Using Irigarays Philosophy to Overcome the Techincal Paradigm in Psychotherapy
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9 Psychiatry as a Nurturing Practice
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10 Conclusions
176
Notes
197
Bibliography
205
Index
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Jenifer Booth is an independent scholar. She has an MA in Psychiatry, Philosophy and Society from the University of Sheffield, UK an MLitt in philosophy (with distinction) from the University of Dundee and a PhD in philosophy from the University of Durham. She has worked with the mental health service user movement in Lothian.

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