Mental illness and the consciousness of freedom: the phenomenology of psychiatric labelling

Bradfield, B.C. (2002) Mental illness and the consciousness of freedom: the phenomenology of psychiatric labelling. Indo-Pacific Journal of Phenomenology, 2 (1). pp. 1-14. ISSN 1445-7377

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Abstract

Paradigmatically led by existential phenomenological premises, as formulated by Jean-Paul Sartre and Edmund Husserl specifically, this paper aims at a deconstruction of the value of psychiatric labelling in terms of the implications of such labelling for the labelled individual's experience of freedom as a conscious imperative. This work has as its intention the destabilisation of labelling as a stubborn and inexorable mechanism for social propriety and regularity, which in its unyielding classificatory brandings is.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:mental illness; consciousness; paradigm; existential; phenomenology; psychiatric labelling; Sartre; Husserl; label; labelling; branding; freedom; conscious imperative; social propriety; social regularity; attitude
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Divisions:Faculty > Faculty of Humanities > Psychology
ID Code:995
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Deposited On:22 May 2008
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