PHIL 2380 - Philosophy and Psychiatry Course uri icon



  • Introduces problems at the intersection of psychiatry and philosophy, combining philosophy�s critical thinking tools with psychiatry�s empirical grounding. Considers theoretical problems (What is mental disorder? Is there a boundary between normality and psychopathology at all? Is autism, e.g., a disorder?), as well as ethical problems (Is it permissible to administer psychiatric treatment against a patient�s will? Is it permissible to amputate the limb of a patient with Body Integrity Dysphoria who strongly desires the amputation?).