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Philosophy, psychiatry and avoiding real mischief


Daly, A, Philosophy, psychiatry and avoiding real mischief, Metapsychology Online Reviews, 20, (36) pp. 1-8. ISSN 1931-5716 (2016) [Review Several Works]

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What can philosophy offer psychiatry? What can psychiatry offer philosophy? Simply, there is nothing as harmful as a bad theory put into practice and conversely the constraints of practice and the recalcitrance of the realities of anomalous experiences offer instructive challenges to theory. We know well that the history of medicine and psychiatry have many examples of bad theory having been put into practice often with tragic consequences. Equally the extremes of armchair philosophy and far-fetched thought experiments, while keeping some philosophers busy chasing zombies or possible worlds in which minds can be uploaded into a computer hard-drives, leave philosophy open to accusations of irrelevance and obfuscation.

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Item Type:Review Several Works
Keywords:philosophy, psychiatry, cognitive science, social and affective neuroscience
Research Division:Philosophy and Religious Studies
Research Group:Philosophy
Research Field:Philosophical psychology (incl. moral psychology and philosophy of action)
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in psychology
UTAS Author:Daly, A (Dr Anya Daly)
ID Code:148485
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Philosophy and Gender Studies
Deposited On:2022-01-13
Last Modified:2022-04-21

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