Externalist Psychiatry

Will Davies

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Abstract

Psychiatry widely assumes an internalist biomedical model of mental illness. I argue that many of psychiatry’s diagnostic categories involve an implicit commitment to constitutive externalism about mental illness. Some of these categories are socially externalist in nature.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)290-296
JournalAnalysis
Volume76
Issue number3
Early online date30 May 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2016

Keywords

  • Psychiatry
  • Mental Illness
  • Externalism

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