Anthropological Psychiatry - a testimonial to Kępiński's work? Cover Image

Anthropologische Psychiatrie. Eine Referenz der Kępiński-Rezeption?
Anthropological Psychiatry - a testimonial to Kępiński's work?

Author(s): Thomas Reuster
Subject(s): Philosophy, Contemporary Philosophy, History of Psychology, Clinical psychology
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego
Keywords: Antoni Kępiński; anthropological psychiatry; information metabolism; functional circuit; Gestaltkreis

Summary/Abstract: It is suggested to link Antoni Kępiński to the vicinity of the so-called Anthropological Psychiatry. This hypothesis is supported by his criticism of psychiatric objectivity, his personally committed style of psychotherapy and his assumption that mental sanity and illness is based on a constitutive value-based condition according to the model of information metabolism. This paper examines the most important criteria of his psychiatric work and research in contrast to Humanistic Psychology. The provisional conclusion that Kępiński and Anthropological Psychiatry are in accordance cannot be fully justified. However, with a broader concept of anthropological psychiatry it is possible to integrate Kępiński's views.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 28
  • Page Range: 51-65
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: German