In this unique study Fulford combines the disciplines of rigorous philosophy with an intimate knowledge of psychopathology to overturn traditional hegemonies. The patient replaces the doctor at the heart of medicine. Moral theory and the logic of evaluation replace epistemology as the focus of philosophical enquiry. Ever controversial, mental illness is at the interface of philosophy and medicine. Mad or bad? Dissident or diseased? Dr Fulford shows that it is possible to achieve new insights into these traditional dilemmas, insights at once practically relevant and philosophically significant.
Table of Contents
Analytical list of contents
Part I. Introduction: 1. The debate about
Part II. Illness and Disease as Value Terms: 2.
The conventional view
Part III. Illness and Disease as Medical Value
Terms: 6. Dysfunction and function
7. Illness and action
8. Mental illness
Part IV. Practical Applications: 9. Diagnosis
11. Primary health care
Part V. Conclusion: 12. Overview and future