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Classifying Madness - 05 edition

Classifying Madness (ISBN10: 1402033451; ISBN13: 9781402033452)
ISBN13: 978-1402033452
ISBN10: 1402033451

Summary: Classifying Madness examines the conceptual foundations of the D.S.M., the main classification of mental disorders used by psychiatrists worldwide. It will be of interest to both mental health professionals and to philosophers interested in classification in science. The D.S.M. has become extremely controversial, and the possibility that there may be philosophical difficulties with it has become a commonplace in the mental health literature. Classifying Madness offers mental health p morerofessionals an opportunity to explore suspicions that there might be conceptual problems with the D.S.M. For philosophers, this book aims to contribute to debates in the philosophy of science concerning natural kinds, the theory-ladenness of classification, and the effect of sociological factors in science. These issues are normally approached via a consideration of the natural sciences and, as will be seen, approaching them via a consideration of psychiatry helps shed new light on old problems. Book jacket. less

Edition/Copyright: 05
Cover: Print On Demand
Publisher: Vitalsource Technologies, Inc.
Year Published: 2005
International: No

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