Introduction: Understanding, explaining, and intersubjectivity in schizophrenia

Download Edit this record How to cite View on PhilPapers
Abstract
This article provides an introduction to a special issue of the journal Philosophy, Psychiatry and Psychology, On Understanding and Explaining Schizophrenia. The article identifies a common thread running through the different contributions to this special issue, inspired by Jaspers's (1963) suggestion that a profound impairment in the ability to engage in interpersonal and social relations is a key factor in psychiatric disorders. It is argued that this suggestion can help solve a central dilemma in psychopathology, which is to make intelligible the emergence and nature of psychiatric phenomena involving disturbances of rationality, intentionality and self-consciousness, whilst at the same time accounting for a sense in which such phenomena resist understanding.
PhilPapers/Archive ID
HOEIUE
Upload history
Archival date: 2017-05-05
View other versions
Added to PP index
2009-01-28

Total views
583 ( #6,759 of 51,210 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
3 ( #50,547 of 51,210 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads since first upload
This graph includes both downloads from PhilArchive and clicks on external links on PhilPapers.