Dr Rachel Cooper

Senior Lecturer

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Career details

2000-2003: Lecturer in Philosophy, Bradford University.

1999-2000: Temporary Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Bristol.

Why is the diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders so hard to revise?: path-dependence and “lock-in” in classification
Cooper, R. 06/2015 In: Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences. 51, p. 1-10. 10 p.
Journal article

Kuhnian paradigms
Blease, C., Cooper, R. 20/01/2015 In: The encyclopedia of clinical psychology. Wiley-Blackwell
Entry for encyclopedia/dictionary

Duhem-Quine thesis
Cooper, R., Blease, C. 12/2014 In: The encyclopedia of clinical psychology. Wiley-Blackwell
Entry for encyclopedia/dictionary

Shifting boundaries between the normal and the pathological: the case of mild intellectual disability
Cooper, R. 06/2014 In: History of Psychiatry. 25, 2, p. 171-186. 16 p.
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On deciding to have a lobotomy: either lobotomies were justified or decisions under risk should not always seek to maximise expected utility
Cooper, R. 02/2014 In: Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy. 17, 1, p. 143-154. 12 p.
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Diagnosing the diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders
Cooper, R. 2014 London : Karnac Books. 79 p. ISBN: 9781855758254.
Book

Avoiding false positives: zones of rarity, the threshold problem, and the DSM clinical significance criterion.
Cooper, R. 11/2013 In: Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. 58, 11, p. 606-611. 6 p.
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Disease mongering
Cooper, R. 1/02/2013 In: The international encyclopaedia of ethics. Wiley-Blackwell
Entry for encyclopedia/dictionary

Can it be a good thing to be deaf?
Cooper, R. 2013 In: Deaf epistemologies. Chicago, Ill. : Gallaudet University Press
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Introduction
Carel, H., Cooper, R. 2013 In: Health, illness & disease. Durham : Acumen p. 1-20. 20 p. ISBN: 9781844655434.
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Natural kinds
Cooper, R. 2013 In: The Oxford handbook of philosophy and psychiatry. Oxford : Oxford University Press
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

What’s special about mental health and disorder?
Cooper, R. 2013 In: Arguing about human nature. New York : Routledge
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Complicated grief: philosophical perspectives
Cooper, R. 07/2012 In: Complicated grief. Routledge p. 13-26. 14 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Psychiatric classification and subjective experience
Cooper, R. 04/2012 In: Emotion Review. 4, 2, p. 197-202. 6 p.
Journal article

Being ill and getting better: recovery and accounts of disorder
Cooper, R. 2012 In: The recovery of people with mental illness. Oxford : Oxford University Press p. 217-235. 19 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Is psychiatric classification a good thing?
Cooper, R. 2012 In: Philosophical Issues in Psychiatry II: Nosology. Oxford : Oxford University Press
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Illness or moral failing?
Cooper, R. 2011 In: The Philosophers' Magazine. 55, p. 43-47. 5 p.
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Mental health and disorder
Cooper, R. 2011 In: The Sage handbook of health care ethics. London : Sage p. 251-260. 10 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Some classifications will be natural: forum on philosophy of classification
Cooper, R. 2011 In: Knowledge Organization. 38, 5, p. 398-404. 7 p.
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Are culture-bound syndromes as real as universally-occurring disorders?
Cooper, R. 12/2010 In: Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences. 41, 4, p. 325-332. 8 p.
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Is psychiatric research scientific?
Cooper, R. 2009 In: Psychiatry as cognitive neuroscience. Oxford : Oxford University Press
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Psychiatry as a value-laden science.
Cooper, R.V. 11/2007 In: Psychiatry and Philosophy of Science. London : Acumen 240 p. ISBN: 978-1844651085.
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Are there natural kinds in psychology?
Cooper, R. 2007 In: Revitalising causality. Routledge
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Aristotelian accounts of disease: what are they good for?
Cooper, R. 2007 In: Philosophical Papers. 36, 3, p. 427-442. 16 p.
Journal article

Can it be a good thing to be deaf?
Cooper, R. 2007 In: Journal of Medicine and Philosophy. 32, 6, p. 563-583. 21 p.
Journal article

Psychiatry and Philosophy of Science.
Cooper, R.V. 2007 Acumen. 192 p. ISBN: 978-1-84465-108-5.
Book

What value a unicorn's horn?: a study of archaeological uniqueness and value
Coningham, R., Cooper, R., Pollard, M. 2006 In: The ethics of archaeology. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press p. 260-272. 13 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Thought experiments.
Cooper, R.V. 04/2005 In: Metaphilosophy. 36, 3, p. 328-347. 20 p.
Journal article

Classifying madness: A philosophical examination of the diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders.
Cooper, R.V. 2005 Springer. 172 p. ISBN: 1-4020-3344-3.
Book

Why Hacking is wrong about human kinds.
Cooper, R. 03/2004 In: British Journal for the Philosophy of Science. 55, 1, p. 73-85. 13 p.
Journal article

Can sociologists understand other forms of life?
Cooper, R. 2004 In: Perspectives on Science. 12, 1, p. 29-54. 26 p.
Journal article

What is wrong with the DSM?
Cooper, R. 2004 In: History of Psychiatry. 15, 1, p. 5-25. 21 p.
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Disease.
Cooper, R.V. 1/07/2002 In: Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences. 33, 2, p. 263-282. 20 p.
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