10. Radical Reductions

Neurophysiology, Politics and Personhood in Russian Addiction Medicine

  1. Suparna Choudhury Ph.D.2 and
  2. Jan Slaby Ph.D.3
  1. Eugene Raikhel Ph.D

Published Online: 21 SEP 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444343359.ch10

Critical Neuroscience: A Handbook of the Social and Cultural Contexts of Neuroscience

Critical Neuroscience: A Handbook of the Social and Cultural Contexts of Neuroscience

How to Cite

Raikhel, E. (2011) Radical Reductions, in Critical Neuroscience: A Handbook of the Social and Cultural Contexts of Neuroscience (eds S. Choudhury and J. Slaby), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444343359.ch10

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Max Planck Institute for the History of Science and Berlin School of Mind & Brain, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany

  2. 3

    Department of Philosophy, Freie Universität, Berlin, Germany

Author Information

  1. Department of Comparative Human Development, University of Chicago, Chicago, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 SEP 2011
  2. Published Print: 14 OCT 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444333282

Online ISBN: 9781444343359

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Keywords:

  • radical reductions, neurophysiology, in Russian addiction medicine;
  • experimental treatment for opiate addiction;
  • Hall's, and forms which neuroscience and its interventions take;
  • epochal shift in personhood and self-governance;
  • pathological consumption of psychoactive substances;
  • reductionism as politics;
  • genealogy of links, materialist physiology and politics in Russia;
  • narcology's therapies;
  • radical measures;
  • somatic model of the self, biologically-based psychiatry

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • From “Diseased Wills” to “Hijacked Brains”

  • Reductionism as Politics

  • Disease States

  • Condition and Suggest: Narcology's Therapies

  • Conclusion: Radical Measures

  • Acknowledgements

  • References