Authors
Alba Moreira
University of Cantabria
Stephanie De Freitas
University of KwaZulu-Natal
Abstract
The mind-brain problem is a persistent challenge in philosophy and science, having marked implications for psychiatry. In this paper, we claim that physicalism, a kind of theoretical monism, is usually taken by many psychiatrists as the only possible solution to the MBP, and argue that this may have negative consequences for the field. Not only does it restrict the psychiatric training, thereby preventing professionals from considering and reflecting upon different perspectives on the MBP, but it also leads clinical psychiatrists to ignore alternatives in their research agendas and clinical care. We suggest, therefore, that, as long as the MBP remains open and disputed by divergent views, theoretical monism should give place to theoretical pluralism in psychiatry.
Keywords mind-brain problem, psychiatry, theoretical monism, theoretical pluralism, philosophy of science, philosophy of mind
Categories (categorize this paper)
ISBN(s)
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 50,268
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

Falsification and the Methodology of Scientific Research Programmes.Imre Lakatos - 1970 - In Imre Lakatos & Alan Musgrave (eds.), Criticism and the Growth of Knowledge. Cambridge University Press. pp. 91-196.
Phenomenal Consciousness, Defined and Defended as Innocently as I Can Manage.E. Schwitzgebel - 2016 - Journal of Consciousness Studies 23 (11-12):224-235.
Laws of Nature or Panpsychism?Joel Dolbeault - 2017 - Journal of Consciousness Studies 24 (1-2):87-110.

View all 6 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Justifying Theoretical Pluralism in Psychiatry: A Rejoinder to Maung.S. de Freitas Araujo & A. Moreia-Almeida - 2017 - Dialogues in Philosophy, Mental and Neuro Sciences 10 (2).
Psychiatry with Philosophy in Mind: A Comment on Moreira-Almeida and Araujo.H. H. Maung - 2017 - Dialogues in Philosophy, Mental and Neuro Sciences 10 (2).

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Whither Neutral Monism?Marius Dumitru - 2013 - In Gabriel Vacariu & Gheorghe Stefanov (eds.), Problema minte-creier in neurostiinta cognitiei. Bucharest University Press. pp. 127-134.
Monism and Pluralism.Eden Lin - 2016 - In Guy Fletcher (ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Well-Being. Routledge. pp. 331-41.
Justifying Theoretical Pluralism in Psychiatry: A Rejoinder to Maung.S. de Freitas Araujo & A. Moreia-Almeida - 2017 - Dialogues in Philosophy, Mental and Neuro Sciences 10 (2).
Truth, Pluralism, Monism, Correspondence.Cory Wright & Nikolaj Jang Lee Linding Pedersen - 2010 - In Cory D. Wright & Nikolaj J. L. L. Pedersen (eds.), New Waves in Truth. Palgrave-Macmillan.
A Frame of Mind From Psychiatry.Elly Vintiadis - 2015 - Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 18 (4):523-532.
Monism on the One Hand, Pluralism on the Other.Matthew H. Slater - 2005 - Philosophy of Science 72 (1):22-42.
Two Kinds of Value Pluralism.Miles Tucker - 2016 - Utilitas 28 (3):333-346.
Reflexive Monism Psychophysical Relations Among Mind, Matter, and Consciousness.Max Velmans - 2012 - Journal of Consciousness Studies 19 (9-10):143-165.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2018-12-19

Total views
3 ( #1,242,838 of 2,325,526 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
3 ( #296,748 of 2,325,526 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart.

My notes