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PHIL2627 - Philosophy and Psychiatry

Semester 1, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Dominic Murphy


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.


2x2250wd essays (100%)


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


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




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