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Addiction

A Philosophical Perspective

Authors: Shelby, C.

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Addiction argues that addiction should be understood not as a disease but as a phenomenon that must be understood on many levels at once. Employing a complex dynamic systems approach and philosophical methodology, Shelby explains addiction as an irreducible neurobiological, psychological, developmental, environmental, and sociological phenomenon.

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Candice Shelby is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Colorado at Denver, USA. She has published in the history of philosophy, metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of mind, and addiction, and has spoken at international venues on a variety of topics related to addiction. She is a popular lecturer in the national addictions recovery community.

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“With this book, Shelby (philosophy, Univ. of Colorado, Denver) challenges existing major perspectives on addiction and argues that current approaches to understanding it and determining treatment for it are inadequate. … Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students, researchers, professionals.” (G. A. Blevins, Choice, Vol. 54 (4), December, 2016)


Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Addiction
Book Subtitle
A Philosophical Perspective
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-55285-3
DOI
10.1057/9781137552853
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-55284-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 207
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