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Demazeux, S.
Philosopher contre la psychiatrie, tout contre
(2016) Revue de Synthese, 137 (1-2), pp. 11-34.

DOI: 10.1007/s11873-016-0290-x

Résumé
Depuis le début des années 1990, les recherches interdisciplinaires au croisement entre philosophie et psychiatrie ont connu un formidable regain d’intérêt sur le plan international. Elles ont été stimulées par la mise en place d’une association, d’un journal, et même d’une collection spécifiquement dédiée. Cet article cherche à reconstituer, à travers la profusion et la grande diversité des travaux individuels, la dynamique intellectuelle de ce qu’il est désormais convenu d’appeler « la nouvelle philosophie de la psychiatrie ». Il s’agit là de cerner les lignes de force, mais aussi les rejets silencieux qui structurent de l’intérieur ce champ d’études devenu très prolifique depuis 25 ans.

Mots-clés
Philosophie de la psychiatrie psychiatrie critique Foucault Jaspers

Philosophy against psychiatry, right up against it

Abstract
Since the early 1990s, there has been a tremendous new interest at the international level for researches at the crossroad between philosophy and psychiatry. This interest has been supported and quite stimulated by the foundation of a dedicated association, as well as by the establishment of a journal and the promotion of a new collection. My aim in this paper is to trace the origins of the so-called “new philosophy of psychiatry” field and to reconstruct its global intellectual dynamics during the past two decades. I try to identify, through the big diversity of the individual contributions, its dominant theoretical orientations but also what may appear as some of its philosophical blind spots. © 2016, Springer-Verlag France.

Author Keywords
Critical Psychiatry; Foucault; Jaspers; Philosophy of psychiatry

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