Recent Publications

Recent Publications



  • download (2)Alien Landscapes?: Interpreting Disordered Minds, by Jonathan Glover. This book blends philosophy, science, literature, and art and is both a sustained defence of humanistic psychological interpretation and a compelling example of the rich and generous approach to mental life for which it argues.



  •  9780199590681_140Self and Other: Exploring Subjectivity, Empathy, and Shame, Dan Zahavi. Can you be a self on your own or only together with others? Is selfhood a built-in feature of experience or rather socially constructed? How do we at all come to understand others? Does empathy amount to and allow for a distinct experiential acquaintance with others, and if so, what does that tell us about the nature of selfhood and social cognition? Does a strong emphasis on the first-personal character of consciousness prohibit a satisfactory account of intersubjectivity or is the former rather a necessary requirement for the latter? Engaging with debates and findings in classical phenomenology, in philosophy of mind and in various empirical disciplines, Dan Zahavi’s new book Self and Other offers answers to these questions.
  • 9780199663880_140The Oxford Handbook of Psychiatric Ethics, John Z. Sandler, Werdie (C W) Van Staden, K W M (Bill) Fulford. The Oxford Handbook of Psychiatric Ethics is the most comprehensive treatment of the ethical practice of psychiatry in history. The volume is organized into ten sections which survey the scope of the text: (1) Introduction, (2) People Come First, (3) Specific Populations, (4) Philosophy and Psychiatric Ethics, (5) Religious Contexts of Psychiatric Ethics, (6) Social Contexts of Psychiatric Ethics, (7) Ethics in Psychiatric Citizenship and the Law, (8) Ethics of Psychiatric Research, (9) Ethics and Values in Psychiatric Assessment and Diagnosis, (10) Ethics and Values in Psychiatric Treatment.
  • 51X2AwGBKSL._SX338_BO1,204,203,200_ (1)Disturbed Consciousness: New Essays on Psychopathology and Theories of Consciousness, Rocco J Gennaro. In Disturbed Consciousness, philosophers and other scholars examine various psychopathologies in light of specific philosophical theories of consciousness. The contributing authors — some of them discussing or defending their own theoretical work — consider not only how a theory of consciousness can account for a specific psychopathological condition but also how the characteristics of a psychopathology might challenge such a theory. Review here.
  • 9780199348190Melancholic Habits: Burton’s Anatomy & the Mind Sciences, Jennifer Radden. Takes a serious look at Robert Burton’s long-neglected classic The Anatomy of Melancholy. Argues that the Anatomy can be selectively read and interpreted to reveal a model of mind close to today’s cognitivist ones. Shows Burton to use a causal analysis that places his account of melancholy with very recent models of depression construed as networks.
  • 9780198722373Vagueness in PsychiatryGeert Keil, Lara Keuck, and Rico Hauswald. Represents the first systematic effort to draw various lines of inquiry together, including the debates about the principles of psychiatric classification, categorical versus dimensional approaches, prodromal phases and sub-threshold disorders, and the problem of over-diagnosis in psychiatry, and relates these debates to philosophical research on vagueness and demarcation problems, helping readers to navigate through the various debates surrounding the problem of blurred boundaries in the classification and diagnosis of mental illness
  • downloadPhilosophy and Psychiatry: Problems, Intersections, and New Perspectives. Daniel D Moseley and Gary Gala. This volume of original essays presents fresh avenues of inquiry at the intersection of philosophy and psychiatry. Contributors draw from a variety of fields, including evolutionary psychiatry, phenomenology, biopsychosocial models, psychoanalysis, neuroscience, neuroethics, behavioral economics, and virtue theory. Philosophy and Psychiatry’s unique structure consists of two parts: in the first, philosophers write five lead essays with replies from psychiatrists. In the second part, this arrangement is reversed. The result is an interdisciplinary exchange that allows for direct discourse, and a volume at the forefront of defining an emerging discipline. Philosophy and Psychiatry will be of interest to professionals in philosophy and psychiatry, as well as mental health researchers and clinicians. Review here.
  • Imagination and Social Perspectives: Approaches from Phenomenology and Psychopathology (Routledge Research in Phenomenology), Michela Summa (Editor), Thomas Fuchs (Editor) and Luca Vanzago (Editor). Our experience of other individuals as minded beings goes hand in hand with the awareness that they have a unique epistemic and emotional perspective on the experienced objects and situations. The same object can be seen from many different points of view, an event can awaken different emotional reactions in different individuals, and our position-takings can in part be mediated by our belonging to some social or cultural groups. All these phenomena can be described by referring to the metaphor of perspective. Assuming that there are different, and irreducible, perspectives we can take on the experienced world, and on others as experiencing the same world, the phenomenon of mutual understanding can consistently be understood in terms of perspectival flexibility. This edited volume investigates the different processes in which perspectival flexibility occurs in social life and particularly focuses on the constitutive role of imagination in such processes. It includes original works in philosophy and psychopathology showing how perspectival flexibility and social cognition are grounded on the interplay of direct perception and imagination. Review here.

  • Introduction to the Philosophy of Psychiatry, The Nucleus of Teaching and Research in Philosophy (NEPFIL), in partnership with the UFPel Publishing House, has just published another volume of the Dissertatio Filosofia Series: “Introduction to the Philosophy of Psychiatry”, organized by Adrian Nicholas Spremberg and Luis Fernando Castro de Araújo . The collection brings together important texts that bring to the reader a sample of the intense debate about the Philosophy of Psychiatry, a topic still very incipient in Brazil.

  • The Bloomsbury Companion to Philosophy of PsychiatryEditor(s): Serife Tekin, Robyn Bluhm. This book explores the central questions and themes lying at the heart of a vibrant area of philosophical inquiry. Aligning core issues in psychiatry with traditional philosophical areas, it presents a focused overview of the historical and contemporary problems dominating the philosophy of psychiatry.


  • Schizophrenia and common sense : explaining the relation between madness and social values. Editors: Hipólito, Inês ,Gonçalves, Jorge, Pereira, João. This book explores the relationship between schizophrenia and common sense. It approaches this theme from a multidisciplinary perspective. Coverage features contributions from phenomenology, cognitive neuroscience, philosophy of mind, psychology, and social cognition. The contributors address the following questions: How relevant is the loss of common sense in schizophrenia? How can the study of schizophrenia contribute to the study of common sense? How to understand and explain this loss of common sense? They also consider: What is the relationship of practical reasoning and logical formal reasoning with schizophrenia? What is the relationship between the person with a diagnosis of schizophrenia and social values? Chapters examine such issues as rationality, emotions, self, and delusion. In addition, one looks at brain structure and neurotransmission. Others explore phenomenological and Wittgensteinian theories.
  • Delusions and Beliefs: A Philosophical Inquiry. Kengo Miyazono. What sort of mental state is a delusion? What causes delusions? Why are delusions pathological? This book examines these questions, which are normally considered separately, in a much-needed exploration of an important and fascinating topic, Kengo Miyazono assesses the philosophical, psychological and psychiatric literature on delusions to argue that delusions are malfunctioning beliefs. Delusions belong to the same category as beliefs but – unlike healthy irrational beliefs – fail to play the function of beliefs.
  • The Biopsychosocial Model of Health and Disease: Philosophical and Scientific Developments. Grant Gillet and Derek Bolton. This open access book is a systematic update of the philosophical and scientific foundations of the biopsychosocial model of health, disease and healthcare. First proposed by George Engel 40 years ago, the Biopsychosocial Model is much cited in healthcare settings worldwide, but has been increasingly criticised for being vague, lacking in content, and in need of reworking in the light of recent developments. The book confronts the rapid changes to psychological science, neuroscience, healthcare, and philosophy that have occurred since the model was first proposed and addresses key issues such as the model’s scientific basis, clinical utility, and philosophical coherence.
  • The Oxford Handbook of Phenomenological Psychopathology, edited by Giovanni Stanghellini, Matthew Broome, Anthony Vincent Fernandez, Paolo Fusar Poli, Andrea Raballo, and René Rosfort, is the latest addition to the OUP International Perspectives in Philosophy and Psychiatry handbooks series.
Previous multi-author collections of English language essays in phenomenological psychopathology include Rollo May, Ernest Angel and Henri Ellenberger (1958) Existence: A New Dimension in Psychiatry and Psychology; John Cutting and Michael Shepherd (1986) The Clinical Roots of the Schizophrenia Concept: Translations of Seminal European Contributions; and Matthew Broome, Robert Harland, Gareth Owen and Argyris Stringaris (2013) The Maudsley Reader in Phenomenological Psychiatry. Unlike the Maudsley ReaderThe Oxford Handbook of Phenomenological Psychopathology is a 98 chapter collection of newly written essays, covering a wide variety of topics.
The 23 essays in its first section cover the history of phenomenological philosophy (Husserl to Levinas) and phenomenological psychopathology (Jaspers to Laing).
The 7 essays in section two consider the meaning of taking a phenomenological approach and its relation to other approaches.
Section three consists of 12 essays on key concepts of phenomenology such as the self, emotion, and various of what Heidegger called the existentialia (essential dimensions of human existence).
Section four comprises 15 chapters on descriptive psychopathology, chapters which amongst other things consider the psychopathology of the various existentialia.
The 8 chapters of section five look holistically at the different life worlds of persons with different conditions (schizophrenia, mood disorders, hysteria, BPD, addictions, autism, eating disorders).
Section six entitled ‘Clinical Psychopathology’ contains 9 essays on different aspects of (mainly) psychotic experience.

Finally section 7 contains 13 chapters on the relationship between phenomenological psychopathology and other disciplines from neuroscience to psychoanalysis.

1: Introduction, Giovanni Stanghellini, Matthew Broome, Anthony Vincent Fernandez, Paolo Fusar Poli, Andrea Raballo, and René Rosfort

Section One: History

2: Edmund Husserl, 
Roberta de Monticelli

3: The Role of Psychology According to Edith Stein, Angela Ales Bello

4: Martin Heidegger, Anthony Vincent Fernandez

5: Jean-Paul Sartre, Anthony Hatzimoysis

6: Merleau-Ponty, Phenomenology, and Psychopathology, Maxine Sheets-Johnstone

7: Simone de Beauvoir, Shannon M. Mussett

8: Max Scheler, John Cutting

9: Hans-Georg Gadamer, Andrzej Wiercinski

10: Paul Ricoeur, René Rosfort

11: Emmanuel Levinas, Richard A. Cohen

12: Critiques and Integrations of Phenomenology: Derrida, Foucault, Deleuze, Federico Leoni

13: Karl Jaspers, Matthias Bormuth

14: Eugène Minkowski, Annick Urfer-Parnas

15: Ludwig Binswanger, Klaus Hoffmann and Roman Knorr

16: Medard Boss, Franz Mayr

17: Erwin Straus, Thomas Fuchs

18: Ernst Kretschmer, Mario Rossi Monti

19: Hubertus Tellenbach, Stefano Micali

20: Kimura Bin, James Phillips

21: Wolfgang Blankenburg, Martin Heinze

22: Franco Basaglia, John Foot

23: Frantz Fanon, Lewis R. Gordon

24: R.D. Laing, Allan Beveridge

Section Two: Foundations and Methods

25: On the Subject Matter of Phenomenological Psychopathology, 
Anthony Vincent Fernandez and Allan Køster

26: The Phenomenological Approach, Dermot Moran

28: Genetic Phenomenology, Anthony Steinbock

29: Phenomenology and Hermeneutics, René Rosfort

31: Phenomenology and Cognitive Science, Shaun Gallagher

32: Phenomenology, Naturalism, and the Neurosciences, Massimiliano Aragona

33: Normality, Sara Heinämaa and Joona Taipale

Section Three: Key Concepts

34: Self, 
Dan Zahavi

35: Emotion, René Rosfort

36: The Unconscious in Phenomenology, Roberta Lanfredini

37: Intentionality, Joel Krueger

38: Personhood, René Rosfort

39: Befindlichkeit: Disposition, Francesca Brencio

40: Values and Values-Based Practice, KWM (Bill) Fulford and Giovanni Stanghellini

41: Embodiment, Eric Matthews

42: Autonomy, Katerina Deligiorgi

43: Alterity, Søren Overgaard and Mads Gram Henriksen

44: Time, Federico Leoni

45: Conscience, Marcin Moskalewicz

46: Understanding and Explaining, Christoph Hoerl

Section Four: Descriptive Psychopathology

47: Consciousness and its Disorders, 
Femi Oyebode

48: The Experience of Time and its Disorders, Thomas Fuchs

49: Attention, Concentration, Memory, and their Disorders, Julian C. Hughes

50: Thought, Speech and Language Disorders, John Cutting

51: Affectivity and its Disorders, Kevin Aho

52: Selfhood and its Disorders, Josef Parnas and Mads Gram Henriksen

53: Vital Anxiety, Maria Inés López-Ibor and Dra Julia Picazo Zapinno

54: Hallucinations and Phenomenal Consciousness, Aaron Mishara and Yuliya Zaytseva

55: Bodily Experience and its Disorders, John Cutting

56: The Psychopathological Concept of Catatonia, Gabor S. Ungvari

57: Eating Behavior and its Disorders, Giovanni Castellini and Valdo Ricca

58: The Phenomenological Clarification of Grief and its Relevance for Psychiatry, Matthew Ratcliffe

59: Gender Dysphoria, Giovanni Castellini and Milena Mancini

60: Hysteria, Dissociation, Conversion and Somatisation, Maria Luísa Figueira and Luís Madeira

61: Obsessions and Phobias, Claire Ahern, Daniel B. Fassnacht, and Michael Kyrios

62: Thoughts without Thinkers: Agency, Ownership and the Paradox of Thought Insertion, Clara S. Humpston

Section Five: Life Worlds

63: The Life-World of Persons with Schizophrenia (considered as a Disorder of Basic Self), 
Louis Sass

64: The Life-World of Persons with Mood Disorders as Disorders of Temporality, Thomas Fuchs

65: The Life-World of the Obsessive-Compulsive Person, Martin Bürgy

66: The Life-World of Persons with Hysteria, Guilherme Messas, Rafaela Zorzanelli, and Melissa Tamelini

67: The Life-World of persons with borderline personality disorder, Giovanni Stanghellini and Milena Mancini

68: The Life-World of Persons with Drug Addictions, G. Di Petta

69: The Life-World of Persons with Autism, Francesco Barale, Davide Broglia, Giulia Zelda De Vidovich, and Stefania Ucelli di Nemi Translated by Martino Rossi Monti

70: Eating Disorders as Disorders of Embodiment and Identity, Giovanni Castellini and Valdo Ricca

Section Six: Clinical Psychopathology

71: First Rank Symptoms of Schizophrenia, Lennart Jansson

72: Schizophrenic Delusion, Arnaldo Ballerini

73: Delusional Mood, Mads Gram Henriksen and Josef Parnas

74: Delusion and Mood Disorders, Otto Doerr

75: Paranoia, Paolo Scudellari

76: Auditory Verbal Hallucinations and their Phenomenological Context, Matthew Ratcliffe

77: Affective Temperaments, Andrea Raballo and Lorenzo Pelizza

78: Schizophrenic Autism, Richard Gipps and Sanneke de Haan

79: Dysphoria in Borderline Persons, Mario Rossi Monti and Alessandra D’Agostino

80: Psychosis High Risk States, Luis Madeira, Ilaria Bonoldi, and Barnaby Nelson

81: Psychopathology and Law, Gareth S. Owen

82: Atmospheres and the Clinical Encounter, Cristina Costa, Sergio Carmenates, Luis Madeira, and Giovanni Stanghellini

83: The Psychopathology of Psychopaths, Jerome Englebert

84: A Phenomenological-Contextual, Existential, and Ethical Perspective on Emotional Trauma, Robert D. Stolorow

Section Seven: Phenomenological Psychopathology

85: Phenomenological Psychopathology and Neuroscience, 
Georg Northoff

86: Phenomenological Psychopathology and Qualitative Research, Massimo Ballerini

87: Phenomenological Psychopathology and Quantitative Research, Julie Nordgaard and Mads Gram Henriksen

88: Phenomenological Psychopathology and Psychotherapy, Giovanni Stanghellini

89: Phenomenological Psychopathology and Psychiatric

90: Phenomenological Psychopathology and America’s Social Life-World, Jake Jackson

91: Phenomenological Psychopathology and the Formation of Clinicians, Giovanni Stanghellini

92: Phenomenological Psychopathology and Psychiatric Classification, Anthony Vincent Fernandez

93: Phenomenological Psychopathology and Clinical Decision Making, Eduardo Iacoponi and Harvey Wickham

94: Phenomenological Psychopathology and Psychoanalysis, Federico Leoni

95: Phenomenological Psychopathology and Autobiography, Anna Bortolan

96: Phenomenological Psychopathology, Neuroscience, Psychiatric Disorders and the Intentional Arc, Grant Gillett and Patrick Seniuk

97: The phenomenology of Neurodiversity, Marco O. Bertelli, Johan De Groef, and Elisa Rondini

98: The Bodily Self in Schizophrenia: From Phenomenology to Neuroscience, Francesca Ferri and Vittorio Gallese