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  1. What is Mental Disorder?: An Essay in Philosophy, Science, and Values.Derek Bolton - 2008 - Oxford University Press.
    The effects of mental disorder are apparent and pervasive, in suffering, loss of freedom and life opportunities, negative impacts on education, work satisfaction and productivity, complications in law, institutions of healthcare, and more. With a new edition of the 'bible' of psychiatric diagnosis - the DSM - under developmental, it is timely to take a step back and re-evalutate exactly how we diagnose and define mental disorder. This new book by Derek Bolton tackles the problems involved in the definition and (...)
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  2. Problems in the Definition of 'Mental Disorder'.Derek Bolton - 2001 - Philosophical Quarterly 51 (203):182-199.
  3. Alternatives to Disorder.Derek Bolton - 2000 - Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 7 (2):141-153.
    Debates about the concept of mental disorder involve social values, the medical model, and the sciences. It is generally agreed that the concept involves values, though how it does this continues to be disputed, and it is also recognized that the label of mental disorder or illness is stigmatizing. Wakefield's proposed definition of mental disorder in terms of harmful dysfunction locates the concept in an evolutionary theoretic framework. However, recent commentaries on Wakefield's analysis have suggested that research programs in evolutionary (...)
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    What is Mental Illness?Derek Bolton - 2013 - In K. W. M. Fulford (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Psychiatry. Oxford University Press. pp. 434.
    The question "What is mental illness?" raises many issues in many contexts, personal, social, legal, and scientific. This chapter reviews mental health problems as they appear to the person with the problems, and to family and friends-before the person attends the clinic and is given a diagnosis-a time in which whether there really is a problem, as opposed to life's normal troubles and variations, is undecided, as also the nature of the problem, if such it be, and the related matter (...)
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    Does Mental Disorder Involve Loss of Personal Autonomy?Derek Bolton & Natalie Banner - 2012 - In Lubomira Radoilska (ed.), Autonomy and Mental Disorder. Oxford University Press.
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    Mind, Meaning, and Mental Disorder: The Nature of Causal Explanation in Psychology and Psychiatry.Shaun Nichols, Derek Bolton & Jonathan Hill - 1999 - Philosophical Review 108 (4):559.
    This book offers a broad, systematic philosophical approach to mental disorder. The authors spend the first half of the book presenting their basic philosophical allegiances, and they go on to apply their philosophical approach to mental disorder. As the authors note, psychiatry has been largely neglected by contemporary philosophy of mind, and this book is a laudable attempt to rectify the situation by producing a sustained and clinically well-informed philosophical treatment of mental disorder.
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    Classification and Causal Mechanisms: A Deflationary Approach to the Classification Problem.Derek Bolton - 2012 - In Kenneth S. Kendler & Josef Parnas (eds.), Philosophical Issues in Psychiatry Ii: Nosology. Oxford University Press. pp. 6-11.
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  8. Mind, Meaning and Mental Disorder: The Nature of Causal Explanation in Psychology and Psychiatry.Derek Bolton & Jonathan Hill - 1996 - Oxford University Press.
    This new edition of Mind, Meaning, and Mental Disorder addresses key issues in the philosophy of psychiatry, drawing on both philosophical and scientific theory. The main idea of the book is that causal models of mental disorders have to include meaningful processes as well as any possible lower-level physical causes, and this propsoal is illustrated with detailed discussion of current models of common mental health problems. First published in 1996, this volume played an important role in bridging the gap between (...)
     
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  9. Mind, Meaning, and Mental Disorder: The Nature of Causal Explanation in Psychology and Psychiatry.Derek Bolton & Jonathan Hill - 1999 - Philosophical Quarterly 49 (197):553-556.
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    Life-Form and Idealism.Derek Bolton - 1982 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Lectures 13:269-284.
    In this paper I shall suggest that philosophy which bases itself firmly inlife is incompatible with idealism. The example of such a philosophy to be discussed is the later work of Wittgenstein, and I shall define in what sense this is ‘based in life’, with particular reference to his concept of ‘Lebensform’, or ‘life-form’. I shall understand idealism to be, in general terms, the doctrine that idea is the primary, or the only, category of being. Various kinds of idealism may (...)
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    An Approach to Wittgenstein’s Philosophy.Derek Bolton - 1979 - Humanities Press.
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    Life-Form and Idealism: Derek Bolton.Derek Bolton - 1982 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 13:269-284.
    In this paper I shall suggest that philosophy which bases itself firmly inlife is incompatible with idealism. The example of such a philosophy to be discussed is the later work of Wittgenstein, and I shall define in what sense this is ‘based in life’, with particular reference to his concept of ‘Lebensform’, or ‘life-form’. I shall understand idealism to be, in general terms, the doctrine that idea is the primary, or the only, category of being. Various kinds of idealism may (...)
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    Encoding of Meaning: Deconstructing the Meaning/Causality Distinction.Derek Bolton - 1997 - Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 4 (4):255-267.
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    An Approach to Wittgenstein’s Philosophy.Robert Fogelin & Derek Bolton - 1982 - Philosophical Review 91 (1):119.
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    The Epistemology of Randomized, Controlled Trials and Application in Psychiatry.Derek Bolton - 2008 - Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 15 (2):159-165.
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    Ethical Issues in Psychosurgery By John Kleinig London: George Allen and Unwin, 1985,Xv+152 Pp., £15.00, £5.95 Paper - Madness and Reason By Jennifer Radden London: George Allen and Unwin, 1985, Xiii+174 Pp., £15.00, £5.95 Paper. [REVIEW]Derek Bolton - 1987 - Philosophy 62 (239):106-.
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  17. Self-Knowledge, Error, and Disorder.Derek Bolton - 1995 - In Martin Davies & Tony Stone (eds.), Mental Simulation. Cambridge: Blackwell.
     
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    No Title Available: New Books. [REVIEW]Derek Bolton - 1985 - Philosophy 60 (231):142-143.
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    No Title Available: New Books. [REVIEW]Derek Bolton - 1987 - Philosophy 62 (239):106-108.
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    What is Psychiatric Disease? A Commentary on Dr Ghaemi's Paper.Derek Bolton - 2012 - In Kenneth S. Kendler & Josef Parnas (eds.), Philosophical Issues in Psychiatry Ii: Nosology. Oxford University Press. pp. 54.
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    Review. [REVIEW]Derek Bolton - 1996 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 47 (3):474-475.
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    Response to the Commentary.Derek Bolton - 1997 - Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 4 (4):273-275.
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    Reply to" Reasons and Causes in Philosophy and Psychopathology".Jonathan Hill & Derek Bolton - 1997 - Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 4 (4):319-322.
  24. RADDEN, JENNIFER Madness and Reason. [REVIEW]Derek Bolton - 1987 - Philosophy 62:106.
     
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    The Biopsychosocial Model of Health and Disease: New Philosophical and Scientific Developments.Derek Bolton & Grant Gillett - 2019 - Springer Verlag.
  26. What's the Problem?Derek Bolton - 2007 - In Paul Kurtz & David R. Koepsell (eds.), Science and Ethics: Can Science Help Us Make Wise Moral Judgments? Prometheus Books. pp. 1--6.
     
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