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Explaining and understanding in psychopathology.

Abstract:

Psychoanalytical methodology has been described as causal explanation or hermeneutic understanding. This methodological dichotomy has been introduced into psychopathology by Karl Jaspers. Contemporary authors' contributions in the area are discussed. Although these authors accept a role for both methods, they agree with Jaspers that psychoanalysis should be subjected to the logical limitations of hermeneutic analysis. A logical framework for the interaction of explaining with understanding is...

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10.1192/bjp.151.6.800

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Psychiatry
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Author
Journal:
British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science More from this journal
Volume:
151
Issue:
6
Pages:
800-804
Publication date:
1987-12-01
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EISSN:
1472-1465
ISSN:
0007-1250
Language:
English
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pubs:139266
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uuid:a847c92c-4e09-432b-b064-6aa5d36babba
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pubs:139266
Source identifiers:
139266
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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