2018-02Thematic Section
Recognition and Diagnosis from the Perspective of an Anthropological Philosophy of Culture


The aim of my article is to analyze the concepts and phenomena of diagnosis and recognition, often considered to be semantically identical. While in psychiatric practice such an identity does not necessarily have adverse effects, in the anthropological and cultural domains identification of diagnosis and recognition may cause stigmatization, or other undesirable consequences. The article attempts to justify this thesis.


recognition, diagnosis, psychiatry, anthropology, Kołakowski, Kępiński, Dąbrowski

How to cite:

Rosińska, Zofia. “Recognition and Diagnosis from the Perspective of an Anthropological Philosophy of Culture.” Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture 2, no. 2(4) (2018): 89–99. https://doi.org/10.26319/4718.


Zofia Rosińska (Professor Emerita)
Institute of Philosophy, University of Warsaw
Krakowskie Przedmieście 3, 00-927 Warsaw, Poland


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