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.
Table of Contents
- Introduction Why philosophers of psychiatry should care about evolutionary theory
- Chapter 1 Fearing new dangers: phobias and the cognitive complexity of human emotions
- Chapter 2 Sexual imprinting and fetishism: an evolutionary hypothesis
- Chapter 3 Developmental disorders and cognitive architecture
- Chapter 4 On the role of ethology in clinical psychiatry: what do ontogenetic and causal factors tell us about ultimate explanations of depression?