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Ethics and mental health

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Department
Philosophy
Course
PHL383H1
Professor
Thomas Mathien
Semester
Winter

Description
Ethics and Mental Health Lecture January 14, 2013 Two ways of being a skeptic • Skeptic is a person who withholds judgment about the truth of some claim or the existence of oneself • If you are a skeptic about ghosts, you don’t deny there are ghosts but there is no evidence in favour of there being ghosts • Skeptics would say “you have not proved to me that there are mental disorders”- not convinced of the existence of which they are skeptical but they may not yet be convinced that it doesn’t exist [sit on the fence] • Global skeptics have reason to doubt that there is anything in the category; if you are a global skeptic about non-doping bicycle road racers you are saying that it hasn’t been proven to you that there are any • Local skeptics believe that the • DSN1-1950’s • DSN2 it was clear that there was a huge gender bias in categorizations. Ex. DSN2 proposed that the following conditions wer
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