Research Projects

Examples of some recent and ongoing interdisciplinary philosophy/psychiatry research projects:

  • Phenomenological Psychopathology and Philosophy of Psychiatry, A research group at the University of Vienna seeking to bring phenomenology into dialogue with contemporary psychiatry, philosophy of psychology, and philosophy of mind. The overarching aims are to show how phenomenology and psychiatry can interact in ways that are mutually informative and, in so doing, to pursue original phenomenological research. While phenomenological research has many potential implications for psychiatric classification, diagnosis, and treatment, the study of psychiatric illness can make substantial contributions to philosophical discussion of topics such as intentionality, intersubjectivity, perception, belief, emotion & feeling, bodily experience, subjectivity & selfhood, trust, agency, narrative, and time.
  • TESIS: Towards an Embodied Science of InterSubjectivity. Coordinated by Professor Thomas Fuchs at Heidelberg.
  • DISCOS: Disorders and Coherence of the Embodied Self. DISCOS is an interdisciplinary and international project, drawing on philosophy, neuroscience, psychiatry and psychology. Coordinating nodes are the Department of Psychiatry, University of Heidelberg and the Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, Technical University of Munich.
  • Emotional Experience in Depression: A Philosophical Study. Principal Investigators: Matthew Ratcliffe (University of Durham) and Achim Stephan (University of Osnabruck).
  • Emotions and Feelings in Psychiatric Illness, Organised by Dr Anthony Atkinson and Dr Matthew Ratcliffe.
  • Matthew Parrott and Philip Koralus’s erotetic theory of delusional reasoning research project.




If you have information about a further research project, please email the secretary, Richard Gipps.