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Book Review

Healing Psychiatry: Bridging the Sciences/Humanism Divide

Arthur M. Freeman, III, MD

Published: March 18, 2008

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In this book, David Brendel attempts the impossible: to"bridge the science/humanism divide." He proposes to use thephilosophy of pragmatism, an indigenous American school ofthought, to "heal psychiatry."Brendel introduces us to several conceptual currents thathave bedeviled both psychiatry and philosophy, principally theCartesian mind-body dualism.’ ‹

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Volume: 69

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