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Cook, C. C. H. (2012). Self-belief: holistic psychiatry in a secular age. Commentary on. Holistic Psychiatry without the whole self. The Psychiatrist 36(3): 101-103

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Charles Taylor provides important philosophical accounts of what it means to be a ‘self’ in a secular age. Psychiatry has not traditionally concerned itself with other than limited accounts of the concept of the self but Taylor’s work sheds a revealing light on the challenges to be met by aspirations to an holistic practice of psychiatry in our secular age.