Race and gender in philosophy of psychiatry: Science, relativism, and phenomenology

In K. W. M. Fulford (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Psychiatry. Oxford University Press (2013)
Abstract
This chapter focuses on a critical analysis of particular theoretical frameworks in psychiatry in their interplay with issues of race and gender. Analysis shows that theoretical perspective is one of the most important factors in play in working toward the goal of eliminating racism and sexism from psychiatry. To this end, four types of theoretical frameworks are considered: naturalism, social constructionism, relativism and antirelativism, and phenomenology. Also considered are efforts to show the compatibility of two different frameworks. Each framework is explored and critiqued regarding its potential to expose and correct racist and sexist attitudes that are incorporated into research and treatment in psychiatry. Included are discussions of the relevance of realism and antirealism in evaluating theoretical frameworks, as well as evaluation of theoretical claims regarding the roles of biology, genetics, the medical model, and culture in either sustaining or counteracting racism and sexism in psychiatry, including psychoanalysis. Finally, Husserlian phenomenology is suggested as a philosophical framework for psychiatry that can transcend the limitations of the other frameworks discussed. Phenomenology enables psychiatry, including psychology and psychoanalysis, to constitute itself as a science that transcends both constructionist relativism and naturalistic reductionism.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199579563.013.0012
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: 33,167
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

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis, and Race.Marilyn Nissim-Sabat - 2001 - Philosophy Psychiatry and Psychology 8 (1):45-60.
Phenomenology and Mental Disorders: Heidegger or Husserl?Marilyn Nissim-Sabat - 1999 - Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 6 (2):101-104.
Family Bonds: Genealogies of Race and Gender.Ellen K. Feder - 2007 - New York: Oxford University Press.
Taking Gender Seriously in Philosophy of Science.Helen E. Longino - 1992 - PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1992:333 - 340.
A Phenomenology of Gender.Johanna Oksala - 2006 - Continental Philosophy Review 39 (3):229-244.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2014-02-01

Total downloads
11 ( #463,433 of 2,242,254 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
3 ( #156,295 of 2,242,254 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Monthly downloads

My notes

Sign in to use this feature