First published in 2000, Philosophy, Psychiatry and Psychopathy was highly topical in tackling the interface of applied philosophy and psychiatry at a time when government and clinicians were giving careful consideration to new forms of treatment for people with psychopathic disorder.
The book brings together contributions from lawyers, philosophers, psychiatrists and clinical managers to explore the inter-related conceptual and political implications of Psychopathy.
Philosophy, Psychiatry and Psychopathy will appeal to those with an interest in the history and development of theories and research relating to philosophy and psychiatry.
Table of Contents
1: Philosophy, Psychiatry and Personal Identity: Clinics, Concepts and Philosophy of Psychopathy, Christopher Heginbotham; 2: Through a Glass Darkly: Ethical Dilemmas in the Treatment and Management of Psychopathic Disorder, Gwen Adshead; 3: Freedom, Resentment and the Psychopath, Piers Benn; 4: Disordered Minds, Diseased Brains and Real People, K. W. M (Bill) Fulford; 5: Mental Content and the Myth of Problems in Living, Martin Johnston; 6: The Concept of Mental Injury, Stephen Wilkinson; 7: Dynamics as a Unifying Concept in Psychotherapeutic Psychiatry: An Annotation, Jeremy Holmes; 8: Personal Identity and the Social Institution, R. D. (Bob) Hinshelwood; 9: Therapeutic Jurisprudence and Psychopathy: A Philosophical Exploration, David Carson and Christopher Heginbotham.