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Tijdschrift voor Psychiatrie 26 (1984) 3, 199 - 211

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De antropologische vraagstelling binnen de psychiatrie

A.W.M. Mooij

The article intends to contribute to the discussion on the specificity of psychiatry. It stresses the point of view that psychiatry is fundamentally a practice oriented discipline. On the basis of this presupposition it discusses

  • the possibility of scientific knowledge relating to the individual
  • the relevance of the hermeneutical method
  • the impact of normative and anthropological themes on psychiatry.

The second part of the article indicates how the same three questions received already a lot of attention in the so called anthropological psychiatry. It advocates also continuing, systematical and historical, study of the anthropological dimension of psychiatry.