The publication of the fifth edition of The American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) was met with considerable controversy. The current edition of Public Affairs Quarterly (Volume 29, Number 1, January 2015 issue) examines the moral and political implications of the DSM-5.
This special issue of the journal brings expertise from various fields within and outside of philosophy. It contains articles by Devin Singh and Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, Jerome Wakefield, Dominic Sisti and Rebecca Johnson, Şerife Tekin and Melissa Mosko, and an introduction to the special issue by Daniel Moseley. These articles break new ground for future research on the normative dimensions of the DSM-5. The contents of the issue are as follows:
Guest Editor’s Introduction: The Moral and Political Implications of the DSM-5 (Daniel D. Moseley)
The DSM-5 Definition of Mental Disorder (Devin Singh and Walter Sinnott-Armstrong)
Psychological Justice: DSM-5, False Positive Diagnosis, and Fair Equality of Opportunity (Jerome C. Wakefield)
Revision and Representation: The Controversial Case of DSM-5 (Dominic Sisti and Rebecca Johnson)
Hyponarrativity and Context-Specific Limitations of the DSM-5 (Şerife Tekin and Melissa Mosko)
The articles are available online at the following webpage: