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Author Kouba, Petr, 1947-
Title The phenomenon of mental disorder : perspectives of Heidegger's thought in psychopathology / Petr Kouba.
Imprint Cham [Switzerland] : Springer, [2015]

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Author Kouba, Petr, 1947-
Series Contributions to phenomenology ; volume 75
Contributions to phenomenology ; volume 75.
Subject Heidegger, Martin, 1889-1976 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Phenomenological psychology.
Psychology, Pathological.
Description 1 online resource.
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1 Introduction -- 2 Methodological Pitfalls -- 3 The Strategy of Sein und Zeit -- 4 The Problem of Mental Disorder -- 5 Poetic Experience as Point of Departure for a New Approach to Insanity -- 6 Psychopathological Consequences -- 7 Conclusion.
Summary This book provides a critical introduction to Heidegger?s impact on psychiatry and psychology, and has a focus on the application of his philosophy to psychiatry. This is a complete revision of Heidegger?s existential philosophy in the light of psychopathological phenomena. Readers will find here a philosophical inquiry into the problem of mental disorder, which shows Heidegger?s own philosophy in a new light, uncovering both its strengths and its weak points. The author maps not only Heidegger?s interaction with psychiatric thought, as depicted in his Zollikon Seminars, but also his influence on Swiss phenomenological psychiatry. The work treats Heidegger in a critical way, taking the phenomenon of mental disorder as a touchstone on which Heidegger?s thought is tested. The results of such a critical examination are important, not only for a better understanding of psychopathological phenomena, but also for a new understanding of Heidegger?s approach to human existence. This work treats the phenomenon of mental disorder as a philosophical problem that reflects the ontological character of human existence. Heidegger?s approach to mental disorder is confronted with the conceptions of Foucault, Deleuze and Guattari in a novel way. The book is more than just an historical overview as it highlights the limits of phenomenological thought in the area of psychiatry and it shows a possible way of moving beyond them. This is a philosophical work with an interdisciplinary range. Scholars of philosophy and those in the growing field of philosophy of psychiatry, as well as those with an interest in Heidegger Studies will be particularly interested in this work.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (Ebsco, viewed November 21, 2014).
ISBN 9783319103235 (electronic bk.)
3319103237 (electronic bk.)
3319103229 (print)
9783319103228 (print)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-3-319-10323-5
OCLC # 896342080
Additional Format Printed edition: 9783319103228

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