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The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy and Science of Addiction

Edited by: Hanna Pickard , Serge H. Ahmed

Print publication date:  June  2018
Online publication date:  June  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138909281
eBook ISBN: 9781315689197
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315689197
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The problem of addiction is one of the major challenges and controversies confronting medicine and society. It also poses important and complex philosophical and scientific problems. What is addiction? Why does it occur? And how should we respond to it, as individuals and as a society?

The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy and Science of Addiction is an outstanding reference source to the key topics, problems and debates in this exciting subject. It spans several disciplines and is the first collection of its kind. Organised into three clear parts, forty-five chapters by a team of international contributors examine key areas, including:

  • the meaning of addiction to individuals
  • conceptions of addiction
  • varieties and taxonomies of addiction
  • methods and models of addiction
  • evolution and addiction
  • history, sociology and anthropology
  • population distribution and epidemiology
  • developmental processes
  • vulnerabilities and resilience
  • psychological and neural mechanisms
  • prevention, treatment and spontaneous recovery
  • public health and the ethics of care
  • social justice, law and policy.

Essential reading for students and researchers in addiction research and in philosophy, particularly philosophy of mind and psychology and ethics, The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy and Science of Addiction will also be of great interest to those in related fields, such as medicine, mental health, social work, and social policy.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  The Puzzle of Addiction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Deriving Addiction Download PDF
Chapter  3:  The Picoeconomics of Addiction Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Addiction as a Disorder of Self-Control Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Addiction Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Addiction and Moral Psychology Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Identity and Addiction Download PDF
Chapter  8:  The Harmful Dysfunction Analysis of Addiction Download PDF
Chapter  9:  The Evolutionary Significance of Drug Toxicity Over Reward Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Defining Addiction Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Diagnosis of Addictions Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Reconsidering Addiction as a Syndrome Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Developing General Models and Theories of Addiction Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Gambling Disorder Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Food Addiction Download PDF
Chapter  16:  “A Walk on the Wild Side” of Addiction Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Power and Addiction Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Sociology of Addiction Download PDF
Chapter  19:  The Fuzzy Boundaries of Illegal Drug Markets and Why They Matter Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Multiple Commitments Download PDF
Chapter  21:  The Epidemiological Approach Download PDF
Chapter  22:  A Genetic Framework for Addiction Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Choice Impulsivity Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Stress and Addiction Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Mechanistic Models for Understanding Addiction as a Behavioural Disorder Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Controlled and Automatic Learning Processes in Addiction Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Decision-Making Dysfunctions in Addiction Download PDF
Chapter  28:  The Current Status of the Incentive Sensitization Theory of Addiction Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Resting-State and Structural Brain Connectivity in Individuals with Stimulant Addiction Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Imaging Dopamine Signaling in Addiction Download PDF
Chapter  31:  The Neurobiology of Placebo Effects Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Brain Mechanisms and the Disease Model of Addiction Download PDF
Chapter  33:  The Outcasts Project Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Our Stories, Our Knowledge Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Reactive Attitudes, Relationships, and Addiction Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Contingency Management Approaches Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Twelve-Step Fellowship and Recovery from Addiction Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Opioid Substitution Treatment and Harm Minimization Approaches Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Self-Change Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Addiction Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Don’t be Fooled by the Euphemistic Language Attesting to a Gentler War on Drugs Download PDF
Chapter  42:  Drug Legalization and Public Health Download PDF
Chapter  43:  Addiction and Drug (De)Criminalization Download PDF
Chapter  44:  Criminal Law and Addiction Download PDF
Chapter  45:  Addiction and Mandatory Treatment Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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