“Functional,” Reasons, Neuroscience and the Psychogenic Inference

Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 17 (4):311-313 (2010)
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Tyreman and Loughlin make many varied and interesting comments, but neither, it is encouraging to find, is prepared to defend the psychogenic inference. Indeed, Loughlin finds the paper “somewhat shocking.” “The psychogenic inference,” Loughlin writes, “seems such an obvious fallacy, yet he [Sykes] shows, with detailed reference to both diagnostic practice and the literature on mental disorders, the extraordinary pervasiveness of its influence, extending even to the systematic ambiguities built into key diagnostic terms” (2010, 305). The main points of disagreement are Tyreman’s defense of the term functional in certain contexts and Loughlin’s criticism of the claim that there has been a paradigm shift ..



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