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Natalia Washington
Washington University St. Louis
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Hi again, everyone! For my last post I’d like to take the mental illness and agency cluster of issues in a slightly unusual direction… I’ve been advised to avoid the TL;DR problem in my internet philosophizing, but this one may take some time to walk toward, so bear with me!... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2015 at Flickers of Freedom
Suppose we want to cash out the kind of agency important for mental health in terms of reasons responsiveness. One prominent account we might start from is George Graham’s Rationality in Intentionality (RIT) account, which proposes, roughly, that healthy human beings exhibit some standards of rationality, and that the preservation... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2015 at Flickers of Freedom
When evaluating a patient in a clinical context, two central principles of modern medical ethics come to the fore, what are known as the beneficence and autonomy principles. The beneficence principle deals with patients’ good. Doctors must act in ways that are good for the patients in their charge. The... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2015 at Flickers of Freedom
Hi, everyone. First of all, thanks for sharing this opportunity with me! As Thomas mentioned, I’ve been thinking about the place of agency in mental health recently, and I’m excited to get to work through some of my most recent questions and conundrums with you. From what I can tell,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2015 at Flickers of Freedom
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