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Agency in Mental Disorder: Philosophical Dimensions

Matt King and Joshua May

Abstract

How exactly do mental disorders affect one’s agency? How might therapeutic interventions help patients regain or improve their autonomy? Do only some disorders excuse morally inappropriate behavior, such as theft or child neglect? Or is there nothing about having a disorder, as such, that affects whether we ought to praise or blame someone for their moral success or failure? Our volume gathers together empirically informed philosophers who are well equipped to tackle such questions. Contributors specialize in free will, agency, and responsibility, but they are informed by current scientific an ... More

Keywords: mental disorders, psychopathology, agency, blame, free will, responsibility, autonomy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2022 Print ISBN-13: 9780198868811
Published to University Press Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198868811.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Matt King, editor
Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Joshua May, editor
Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Alabama at Birmingham

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