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the important methodological role that history can play in the context of philosophy of psychiatry. The paper proceeds as follows. I begin by reviewing the philosophical arguments concerning psychiatric classification offered by Rachel Cooper and Dominic Murphy. In particular, I review Cooper

In: Journal of the Philosophy of History

very notion of biological psychiatry becomes merely a theoretical abstraction. Finally, the continuity of the biological agenda needs to resume the construction and investigation of psychopathological categories that cohere with the reality of the mental universe. Keywords philosophy of psychiatry

In: Journal of Phenomenological Psychology
Author: Antoine Mooij
Psychiatry or psychopathology finds itself in a state of imbalance. The reason: the impossibility to unite biological and psychological factors. Effectively, this leads to the psychic reality being largely ignored. And yet psychiatry as a human science will have to acknowledge the psychic reality: the human capacity to symbolise reality. This book demonstrates that phenomenology, hermeneutics and Lacanian psychoanalysis support this view, whilst also drawing on Cassirer’s theory of symbolization. In the domain of psychopathology, this convergence and the conceptual space it brings offer an opportunity to create cross-fertilisation, enlarging the Lacanian clinical perspective. It will result in a philosophical conception of man as animal symbolicum, an animal fallen prey to language. In sum, the book renders a contribution to Lacanian psychopathology, to the philosophy of psychiatry and to philosophical anthropology. It is of interest to psychiatrists, psychologists, psychoanalysts and philosophers alike.

Adjunct Professor at the Department of Educational Foundations of the University of Saskatchewan. His current research program mainly deals with political philosophy and the philosophy of psychiatry. Dr. Weber is the author of ten monographs (including, The Political Vindication of Radical Empiricism

In: KronoScope

epistemology of general medicine and, more recently, also in analytic philosophy of psychiatry. According to Berrios & Marková, the “lack of success” of neuroscientific research in psychiatry is a product of “poorly defined subject matter and inappropriate conceptualizations or methodologies” (p. 42) or, to

In: Journal of Phenomenological Psychology
Author: Steve Matthews

Philosophy and Applied Ethics at the Australian Catholic University in Sydney. His previous positions include appointments to Macquarie University, Charles Sturt University, and Monash University. He works primarily in applied ethics, moral psychology and the philosophy of psychiatry. 1 Yet habit has

In: Journal of Moral Philosophy

. Fulford K. W. M. Davies M. Gipps R.G.T. Graham G. Sadler J. Z. Stanghellini G. Thornton T. The phenomenology of affectivity Oxford Handbook of the Philosophy of Psychiatry 2013 Oxford Oxford University Press 612 631 Fuchs

In: Journal of Phenomenological Psychology

10 or Caelius. 11 The question of a history of conceptualisation of ‘disease’ qua disease, and, relatedly, of the birth of a psychiatric taxonomy within a medical system—a stimulating research question, central in studies of modern philosophy of psychiatry—has not yet been placed at the forefront

In: Mental Illness in Ancient Medicine