ABSTRACT

First published in 2000, Philosophy, Psychiatry and Psychopathy was highly topical in tackling the interface of applied philosophy and psychiatry at a time when government and clinicians were giving careful consideration to new forms of treatment for people with psychopathic disorder.

The book brings together contributions from lawyers, philosophers, psychiatrists and clinical managers to explore the inter-related conceptual and political implications of Psychopathy.

Philosophy, Psychiatry and Psychopathy will appeal to those with an interest in the history and development of theories and research relating to philosophy and psychiatry.

chapter 1|11 pages

Philosophy, Psychiatry and Personal Identity

Clinics, Concepts and Philosophy of Psychopathy
ByChristopher Heginbotham

chapter 2|15 pages

Through a Glass Darkly

Ethical Dilemmas in the Treatment and Management of Psychopathic Disorder
ByGwen Adshead

chapter 3|18 pages

Freedom, Resentment and the Psychopath

ByPiers Benn

chapter 4|28 pages

Disordered Minds, Diseased Brains and Real People

ByK.W.M. (Bill) Fulford

chapter 5|13 pages

Mental Content and the Myth of Problems in Living

ByMartin Johnston

chapter 6|15 pages

The Concept of Mental Injury

ByStephen Wilkinson

chapter 7|13 pages

Dynamics as a Unifying Concept in Psychotherapeutic Psychiatry

An Annotation
ByJeremy Holmes

chapter 8|11 pages

Personal Identity and the Social Institution

ByR.D. (Bob) Hinshelwood

chapter 9|16 pages

Therapeutic Jurisprudence and Psychopathy

A Philosophical Exploration
ByChristopher Heginbotham