Rosenman, Stephen; Nasti, Julian
Background: Empirical explanation and treatment repeatedly fail for psychiatric diagnoses. Diagnosis is mired in conceptual confusion that is illuminated by Ludwig Wittgensteins later critique of philosophy (Philosophical Investigations). This paper examines conceptual confusions in the foundation of psychiatric diagnosis from some of Wittgensteins important critical viewpoints. Argument: Diagnostic terms are words whose meanings are given by usages not definitions. Diagnoses, by Wittgensteins...[Show more]
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