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Identity: Personal Identity, Characterization Identity, and Mental Disorder

Jennifer Radden (ed.)

in The Philosophy of Psychiatry: A Companion

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195149531
eISBN:
9780199870943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149531.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter discusses theories of personal identity and examines some of their ethical and normative consequences in relation to two particular disorders: dissociative identity disorder and manic ... More


Intimations of Evil?

Phillip Wiebe

in God and Other Spirits: Intimations of Transcendence in Christian Experience

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195140125
eISBN:
9780199835492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140125.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

In this chapter the evidence is examined from biblical history, the Ante-Nicene Church, the medieval world, and from contemporary experience in apparent support of the phenomena of demonic possession ... More


Disorders of Unified Consciousness: Brain Bisection and Dissociative Identity Disorder

Andrew Brook

in Disturbed Consciousness: New Essays on Psychopathology and Theories of Consciousness

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029346
eISBN:
9780262330213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029346.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Andrew Brook applies his model of unified consciousness of one's own psychological states to cases of brain bisection and dissociative identity disorder (DID). He argues that problems with Bayne's ... More


Anosognosia, Schizophrenia, and Multiplicity

Tim Bayne

in The Unity of Consciousness

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199215386
eISBN:
9780191594786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215386.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, General

This chapter examines three disorders of consciousness that are frequently said to involve breakdowns in the unity of consciousness: anosognosia, schizophrenia and Dissociative Identity Disorder ... More


Virtual Agency: When people project action to imaginary agents, they create virtual agents, apparent sources of their own action. This process underlies spirit possession and dissociative identity disorder as well as the formation of the agent self.

Daniel M. Wegner (ed.)

in The Illusion of Conscious Will

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262534925
eISBN:
9780262344876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262534925.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter discusses the experience of losing the authorship of one's action to an imagined agent. This transformation is sufficiently bizarre that it has been something of an obsession in both the ... More


Neo-Passing and Dissociative Identities as Affective Strategies in Frankie and Alice

Deborah Elizabeth Whaley

in Neo-Passing: Performing Identity after Jim Crow

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041587
eISBN:
9780252050244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041587.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter interprets dissociative identity as a neo-passing narrative through an examination of capacity and incapacity in the film Frankie and Alice. The film, starring actor Halle Berry, ... More


Altogether Now—Not! Integration Theories of Consciousness and Pathologies of Disunity

Robert Van Gulick

in Disturbed Consciousness: New Essays on Psychopathology and Theories of Consciousness

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029346
eISBN:
9780262330213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029346.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Robert Van Gulick explains how integration and unity play an important role in a number of current theories and models of consciousness. Normal consciousness is unified in a variety of ways but many ... More


The Unity of Consciousness

Tim Bayne

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199215386
eISBN:
9780191594786
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215386.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, General

One of the features of consciousness that has been largely overlooked in recent treatments of the topic is its unity. What is the unity of consciousness? To what degree might consciousness be ... More


How It Began

David E. Gussak

in Art on Trial: Art Therapy in Capital Murder Cases

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162517
eISBN:
9780231534277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162517.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

This chapter discusses the use of art therapy in the capital murder case of Kevin Ward in 2009. Ward murdered his eldest child and attempted to murder his younger one. Through Ward's choice of ... More


The Illusion of Conscious Will

Daniel M. Wegner

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262534925
eISBN:
9780262344876
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262534925.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Do we consciously cause our actions, or do they happen to us? Philosophers, psychologists, neuroscientists, theologians, and lawyers have long debated the existence of free will versus determinism. ... More


Spherical Alliances

Philippe Rochat

in Moral Acrobatics: How We Avoid Ethical Ambiguity by Thinking in Black and White

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780190057657
eISBN:
9780190057688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190057657.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

We all navigate through multiple social spheres, staging ourselves and adopting various roles depending on circumstances dictating particular alliances. We are all under the weight of guilt and the ... More


Composite Subjectivity and Psychological Subjects

Luke Roelofs

in Combining Minds: How to Think about Composite Subjectivity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190859053
eISBN:
9780190859084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190859053.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter is about how to combine subjects of experience as they are understood by the psychological theory of personal identity (Neo-Lockeanism). On this theory subjects are not the systems which ... More


What Will People Think of Me Now?

Rachel Miller and Susan E. Mason

in Diagnosis: Schizophrenia, Second Edition, second edition: A Comprehensive Resource for Consumers, Families, and Helping Professionals

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231150415
eISBN:
9780231521024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231150415.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter addresses the myths and stereotypes commonly associated with those diagnosed with schizophrenia. There is a popular notion of schizophrenics being dangerous, retarded, abnormal, or ... More


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