Generalized anxiety disorder and online intelligence: A phenomenological account of why worrying is unhelpful
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 6 (1):7- (2011)
Worrying is the central feature of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). Many people worry from time to time, but in GAD the worrying is prolonged and difficult to control. Worrying is a specific way of coping with perceived threats and feared situations. Meanwhile, it is not considered to be a helpful coping strategy, and the phenomenological account developed in this paper aims to show why. It builds on several phenomenological notions and in particular on Michael Wheeler's application of these notions to artificial intelligence and the cognitive sciences. Wheeler emphasizes the value of 'online intelligence' as contrasted to 'offline intelligence'. I discuss and apply these concepts with respect to worrying as it occurs in GAD, suggesting that GAD patients overrate the value of detached contemplation (offline intelligence), while underrating their embodied-embedded adaptive skills (online intelligence). I argue that this phenomenological account does not only help explaining why worrying is used as a coping strategy, but also why cognitive behavioral therapy is successful in treating GAD
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
Hubert L. Dreyfus (2007). Why Heideggerian Ai Failed and How Fixing It Would Require Making It More Heideggerian. Philosophical Psychology 20 (2):247 – 268.
S. Gallagher (2007). Review: Reconstructing the Cognitive World: The Next Step. [REVIEW] Mind 116 (463):792-796.
Gerben Meynen (2011). Depression, Possibilities, and Competence: A Phenomenological Perspective. [REVIEW] Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 32 (3):181-193.
Gerben Meynen & Jacco Verburgt (2009). Psychopathology and Causal Explanation in Practice. A Critical Note on Heidegger's Zollikon Seminars. Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 12 (1):57-66.
Fredrik Svenaeus (2010). What is an Organ? Heidegger and the Phenomenology of Organ Transplantation. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 31 (3):179-196.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Mitchell Herschbach (2008). False-Belief Understanding and the Phenomenological Critics of Folk Psychology. Journal of Consciousness Studies 15 (12):33-56.
James R. Flynn (2006). Towards a Theory of Intelligence Beyond G. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 29 (2):132-134.
Kristof Kovacs, Kate C. Plaisted & Nicholas J. Mackintosh (2006). Difficulties Differentiating Dissociations. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 29 (2):138-139.
Nancy A. Zook & Deana B. Davalos (2006). Can Fluid and General Intelligence Be Differentiated in an Older Adult Population? Behavioral and Brain Sciences 29 (2):143-145.
Gerard Casey (1988). Artificial Intelligence and Wittgenstein. Philosophical Studies 32:156-175.
Martin Voracek (2006). Phlogiston, Fluid Intelligence, and the Lynn–Flynn Effect. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 29 (2):142-143.
Murat Aydede & Guven Guzeldere (2000). Consciousness, Intentionality, and Intelligence: Some Foundational Issues for Artificial Intelligence. Journal Of Experimental and Theoretical Artificial Intelligence 12 (3):263-277.
Gad Saad (2006). Universal Sex-Specific Instantiations of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 29 (6):629-629.
Laurence Tamatea (2010). Online Buddhist and Christian Responses to Artificial Intelligence. Zygon 45 (4):979-1002.
Dennis Garlick & Terrence J. Sejnowski (2006). There is More to Fluid Intelligence Than Working Memory Capacity and Executive Function. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 29 (2):134-135.
Soraj Hongladarom (2011). Personal Identity and the Self in the Online and Offline World. Minds and Machines 21 (4):533-548.
Mariusz Flasiński (1997). "Every Man in His Notions" or Alchemists' Discussion on Artificial Intelligence. Foundations of Science 2 (1):107-121.
Marcus Anthony (2008). The Case for Integrated Intelligence. World Futures 64 (4):233 – 253.
Tracy B. Henley (1990). Natural Problems and Artificial Intelligence. Behavior and Philosophy 18 (2):43-55.
Adam Drozdek (1998). Human Intelligence and Turing Test. AI and Society 12 (4):315-321.
Added to index2011-05-04
Total downloads14 ( #106,891 of 1,096,245 )
Recent downloads (6 months)4 ( #56,841 of 1,096,245 )
How can I increase my downloads?