Unity and diversity in psychiatry: some philosophical issues.

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OBJECTIVE The aim of this paper is to provide a defence of diversity in psychiatry and, correspondingly, to show that strict 'biologism' (or any other 'total' approach to psychiatry) is inappropriate. METHOD Arguments are developed using as a basis the writings of well known philosophers such as Stephen Toulmin, Joel Feinberg and Charles Taylor. The… (More)

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@article{Dewhurst1996UnityAD, title={Unity and diversity in psychiatry: some philosophical issues.}, author={Debra Dewhurst and Ian P Burges Watson}, journal={The Australian and New Zealand journal of psychiatry}, year={1996}, volume={30 3}, pages={382-8; discussion 388-91} }