Units of study

PHIL2627 - Philosophy and Psychiatry

Semester 1, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Dominic Murphy
Phone: +61 2 9351 3762
Email: dominic.murphy@sydney.edu.au

Description

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.

Assessments

2x2250wd essays (100%)

Classes

1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week

Prerequisites

(12 Junior credit points of Philosophy) or (12 Junior credit points from GCST, SCLG, ANTH, ENGL1008, ENGL1026)

Prohibitions

PHIL2227

 Wednesday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

PHIL2627

         

Lect

   

 Friday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

PHIL2627

         

Lect

   

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