The Monist 82 (4):658-670 (1999)

Abstract
For years a debate has raged within the various literatures of philosophy, psychiatry, and psychology over whether, and to what degree, the concepts that characterize psychopathology are social constructions that reflect cultural values. While the majority position among philosophers has been normativist, i.e., that the conception of a mental disorder is value-laden, a vocal and cogent minority have argued that psychopathology results from malfunctions that can be described by terminology that is objective and scientific. Scientists and clinicians have tended to endorse the objectivist position, with some notable exceptions.
Keywords Analytic Philosophy  Contemporary Philosophy  General Interest  Philosophy of Mind  Philosophy of Science
Categories (categorize this paper)
ISBN(s) 0026-9662
DOI 10.5840/monist199982429
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 57,041
External links

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

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

The Evolution of Misbelief.Ryan T. McKay & Daniel C. Dennett - 2009 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 32 (6):493.
Thoughts, Motor Actions, and the Self.Gottfried Vosgerau & Albert Newen - 2007 - Mind and Language 22 (1):22–43.

View all 19 citations / Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Mental Illness, Philosophy Of.Erick Ramirez - 2014 - Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
The Metaphor of Mental Illness.Neil Pickering - 2005 - Oxford University Press.
Realism and Anti-Realism About Mental Illness.Anthony Wrigley - 2007 - Philosophical Papers 36 (3):371-397.
Some Myths About 'Mental Illness'.Michael S. Moore - 1975 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 18 (3):233 – 265.
Mental Illness, Metaphysics, Facts and Values.Chris Megone - 2007 - Philosophical Papers 36 (3):399-426.
Mental Illness is Indeed a Myth.Hanna Pickard - 2009 - In Matthew Broome & Lisa Bortolotti (eds.), Psychiatry as Cognitive Neuroscience. Oxford University Press.
The Reality of Mental Illness.Martin Roth - 1986 - Cambridge University Press.
II. The Concept of Mental Illness: Working Through the Myths.David Michael Levin - 1976 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 19 (1-4):360-365.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2014-03-22

Total views
63 ( #158,304 of 2,410,729 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
4 ( #188,411 of 2,410,729 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes