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Illness and mental illness

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The arguments in the literature for and against "mental illness", are shown to founder on the lack of a thorough analysis of the sense of "illness" itself. Such an analysis is developed in the present study in three main stages. STAGE ONE: The ordinary use of "dysfunction" is examined. The term is shown to imply a particular kind of value judgement, derived, in respect of objects, from the purposes of living things for them. STAGE TWO: The sense of "illness" is interpreted from examples o...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Faculty of Literae Humaniores
Role:
Author
Publication date:
1982
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Source identifiers:
602328215
Language:
English
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Deposit date:
2013-10-21

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