Sarah Vincent author

Dimensions of Moral Agency

Dimensions of Moral Agency

Sarah Vincent authored the chapter entitled, “The Myth of the Mental (Illness).”


Thomas Szasz has wrestled with the following question: Does mental illness even exist? Here, I sketch two provocative papers by Szasz and detail his reasons for criticizing the concept ‘mental illness.’ I will proceed to highlight where I think Szasz’s writing is philosophically dubious, despite its role in forcing us to think critically about ‘mental illness.’

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