Maladapting MindsPhilosophy, Psychiatry, and Evolutionary Theory

Maladapting MindsPhilosophy, Psychiatry, and Evolutionary Theory

Pieter R. Adriaens and Andreas De Block

Print publication date: Mar 2011

ISBN: 9780199558667

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Abstract

Written by both world-class philosophers, psychologists and evolutionary psychiatrists, this resource illustrates that many debates in contemporary philosophy of psychiatry are profoundly influenced by evolutionary approaches to mental disorders. In doing so, it represents the very first attempts to critically explore the interface between evolutionary theory and philosophy of psychiatry.