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Author Glover, Jonathan, author.

Title Alien landscapes? : interpreting disordered minds / Jonathan Glover.

Publication Info. Cambridge, Massachusetts ; London : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2014.


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Description 1 online resource (xi, 433 pages)
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Socratic questions in Broadmoor -- The contours of a moral landscape -- Childhood and after -- Interpreting this landscape -- Shakespeare comes to Broadmoor -- Hopes for the future of psychiatry -- "A skill so deeply hidden in the human soul" -- Intuitive interpretation -- Reflective interpretation -- "A gulf which defies description" -- Autism and interpretation -- Interpreting delusions -- Waking dreams -- The need for boundaries -- Personality and sexuality -- Dysfunction? -- Harm -- What is autism? -- Crossing the medical boundary? -- Strands in a good human life -- Brain, mind, and agency -- Psychiatric conditions and the framework of responsibility -- What is addiction? -- Unwilling addiction as diminished control -- Character, personality disorder, and responsibility -- The sense of self -- Moral identity and moral injury -- Psychotherapy, autonomy, and self-creation -- Entrapment in eating disorders -- Authenticity and identity in eating disorders -- Dementia, responsibility, and identity -- Schizophrenia -- Self-creation, values, and psychiatric disorder.
Summary Do people with mental disorders share enough psychology with other people to make human interpretation possible? Jonathan Glover tackles the hard cases--violent criminals, people with delusions, autism, schizophrenia--to answer affirmatively. He offers values linked with agency and identity to guide how the boundaries of psychiatry should be drawn.
Language In English.
Note Print version record.
Subject Psychiatry -- Decision making.
Mental illness -- Diagnosis.
Mental Disorders.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- General.
MEDICAL -- Clinical Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Diseases.
MEDICAL -- Evidence-Based Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Internal Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Psychiatry -- General.
Psychische Störung
Genre/Form Electronic books.
7 Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Glover, Jonathan. Alien landscapes? Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2014 9780674368361 (DLC) 2014005635 (OCoLC)871228544
ISBN 9780674735743 (electronic book)
0674735749 (electronic book)
80674368361 (hardback)
74368363 (hardback)
Standard No. 10.4159/harvard.9780674735743 doi
AU@ 000057157640
CHBIS 010471935
CHVBK 33594227X
DEBBG BV042793263
DEBSZ 443374902
DEBSZ 450738396

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