Externalist Psychiatry

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Colleges, School and Institutes

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.

Details

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)290-296
JournalAnalysis
Volume76
Issue number3
Early online date30 May 2016
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2016

Keywords

  • Psychiatry , Mental Illness, Externalism