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Philosophical Psychopathology

A series aimed at publishing interdisciplinary work which is broadly concerned with psychopathology and which has significance for conceptual, methodological, scientific, ethical, and social issues related to contemporary mental health practices, as well as significance for more traditional philosophical debates, such as the nature of mind, rationality, agency, and responsibility.

Valerie Gray Hardcastle argues that both professional and lay definitions of pain are wrongheaded—with consequences for how pain and pain patients are treated, how psychological disorders are understood, and how clinicians define the mind/body relationship.

New Essays on Psychopathology and Theories of Consciousness

Essays defend, discuss, and critique specific theories of consciousness with respect to various psychopathologies.

Psychopathy and Moral Incapacity
Edited by Thomas Schramme

Investigations of specific moral dysfunctions or deficits that shed light on the capacities required for moral agency.

Mental Kinds and Natural Kinds

Scholars question the extent to which current psychiatric classification systems are inadequate for diagnosis, treatment, and research of mental disorders and offer suggestions for improvement.

An exploration of what it means to think about psychiatric disorders as “real,” “true,” and “objective” and the implications for classification and diagnosis.

An analysis of the understanding, classification, and explanation of mental disorders that proposes that psychiatry adopt the best practices of the cognitive sciences.

Autonomy through Psychotherapy

A philosopher argues there is an ethical imperative to provide psychotherapy to depressed patients because the insights gained from it promote autonomy.

The intertwining of addiction and responsibility in personal, philosophical, legal, research, and clinical contexts.

Self-Deception and the Riddle of Confabulation

Essays on the relation between the imagination and psychopathology that retrieve imagination from the margins to place it once again at the center of psychiatric discourse.

Alien Voices and Inserted Thoughts
Ethical Issues in Disorders of Identity and Personality