Madness: A Philosophical Exploration is a new book by philosopher Justin Garson published on March 22, 2022 by Oxford University Press.
Since the time of Hippocrates, madness has typically been viewed through the lens of disease, dysfunction, and defect. Madness, like all other disease, happens when something in the mind, or in the brain, does not operate the way that it should or as nature intended. In this paradigm, the role of the healer is simply to find the dysfunction and fix it. This remains the dominant perspective in global psychiatry today.
Dominic Murphy and Alexander Pereira review the book Towards a Philosophical Approach to Psychiatry: The Writings of Kenneth Kendler, edited by Kenneth Kendler and Peter Zachar (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2019) for the British Journal for the Philosophy of Science:
Philosophy, Psychiatry, & Psychology (vol. 28, iss. 2)
Table of Contents
The Guilt-Free Psychopath
Psychopathy and Lack of Guilt
Tom A. Widiger
Validity of Data as Precondition for Evidence
A Methodological Analysis of What Is Taken to Count as Evidence in Psychotherapy Research
Femke Lara Truijens, Melissa Miléna De Smet, Mattias Desmet, & Reitske Meganck
Philosophy, Psychiatry, & Psychology (vol. 28, iss. 1)
Table of contents
Philosophical Case Conference
I AM SCHIZOPHRENIC, BELIEVE IT OR NOT!
A dialogue about the importance of recognition
Lorenzo Gilardi & Giovanni Stanghellini
From Diagnosis to Therapeutic Empathy
A Journey into Recognition
Curing Psychiatry’s Schizophrenia
A Commentary in Values-based-PHD Mental Health Practice
KWM (Bill) Fulford
From the Dialectics of Recognition to Common Humanity
The COVID-19 Pandemic presents unique challenges for patients with mental disorders, their care givers, mental healthcare professionals, and bioethicists. Professor John Z. Sadler and Professor Şerife Tekin engage in a productive exchange pertaining to ethical issues in psychiatric care in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In what follows you will read a psychiatric case shared by Professor Sadler based on his recent experience at his hospital and Professor Tekin’s reflections on the ethical issues involved in the case. It is important to note here that this exchange occurred on April 1
A guest piece by Jennifer Radden, PhD, formerly of University of Massachusetts, Boston, related to Mental Health as Public Health: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Ethics of Prevention, Volume 2, edited by Kelso Crasley and Jennifer Radden (Elsevier, 2019)
Since the turn of the twenty-first century there’s been spectacularly fast-growing and multi-pronged recognition of the worldwide costs of mental ill-health – costs magnified because they can be seen in several different lights. Most immediately, they must be reckoned with if we think ethically. They raise urgent concerns
Review – Risk and Reasoning in Clinical Diagnosis
by Cym Anthony Ryle
Oxford University Press, 2019
Review by Douglas W. Heinrichs M.D.
Review - The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Psychoanalysis
by Richard Gipps, Michael Lacewing (editors)
Oxford University Press, 2019
Review by Sebastian Petzolt, DPhil
Review – Delusions and Beliefs
Prof. Tsou discusses numerous topics in philosophy of psychiatry, including addiction, the anti-psychiatry movement, and the intersection between philosophy of science and philosophy of psychiatry.