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PHIL2627 - Philosophy and Psychiatry

Semester 2, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Paul Redding


Can the concept 'mental illness' be a valid one? What might delusions tell us about the structure of the mind? What assumptions underlie attempts to classify mental disorder? Can we be justified in compelling people to submit to psychiatric treatment? This unit will examine philosophical questions raised by mental disorder and our attempts to understand/treat it, and will connect psychiatry to debates in philosophy such as the mind/body problem, the concept of a person, and the possibility of knowledge.


2x2250 word essays (100%)


Readings will be available form the University Copy Centre


1x2 hour lecture and 1x1 hour tutorial per week


12 Junior credit points in Philosophy.



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