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Metaphysics of Psychopathology

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ISBN-10: 0262027046

ISBN-13: 9780262027045

Edition: 2014

Authors: Peter Zachar

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In psychiatry, few question the legitimacy of asking whether a given psychiatricdisorder is real; similarly, in psychology, scholars debate the reality of such theoretical entitiesas general intelligence, superegos, and personality traits. And yet in both disciplines, littlethought is given to what is meant by the rather abstract philosophical concept of "real."Indeed, certain psychiatric disorders have passed from real to imaginary (as in the case of multiplepersonality disorder) and from imaginary to real (as in the case of post-traumatic stress disorder).In this book, Peter Zachar considers such terms as "real" and "reality" --invoked in psychiatry but often obscure and remote from their…    
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Book details

List price: $40.00
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 3/28/2014
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English