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International Perspectives in Philosophy and Psychiatry is an international book series focusing on the rapidly developing interdisciplinary fields at the interface of philosophy and psychiatry.

Volumes in the series have traditionally explored the themes of nature and narrative, building links between the sciences and the humanities in psychiatry. Such themes continue to be addressed, but the scope of the series is now broader, including other philosophical, value-based, and ethical issues raised by academic and clinical psychiatry, and the experience of mental health professionals, service users and their families and carers.

The series is keen to include proposals from a variety of methodologies, both from within psychiatry, such as social, psychotherapeutic and biological approaches, and within philosophy, including analytic, continental, African and Eastern schools of philosophical practice.

Series Editor(s):

Series Editor Bill Fulford, Professor of Philosophy and Mental Health, Department of Philosophy, University of Warwick, Series Editor John Sadler, The Daniel W. Foster, M.D, Professor of Medical Ethics and Professor of Psychiatry and Clinical Sciences, University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center, Series Editor Giovanni Stanghellini, Professor of Dynamic Psychology and Psychopathology, G. d'Annunzio University, Chieti, Series Editor Dr Katherine Morris, Supernumerary Fellow in Philosophy, Mansfield College, Oxford, Series Editor Lisa Bortolotti, Professor of Philosophy, University of Birmingham, and Series Editor Matthew Broome, Senior Clinical Research Fellow, Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford

Bill (KWM) Fulford is Professor of Philosophy and Mental Health in the Department of Philosophy, University of Warwick, where he runs a Masters, PhD and research programme in Philosophy, Ethics and Mental Health Practice. This is the first centre of excellence for inter-disciplinary work between philosophy and mental health. He is also:

  • Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford
  • Visiting Professor in Psychology, The Institute of Psychiatry and King's College, London University
  • Visiting Professor in Philosophy and Professional Practice Skills in the Centre for Professional Ethics, University of Central Lancashire
  • Visiting Professor, Kent Institute of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Founder Chair of the Philosophy Special Interest Group in The Royal College of Psychiatrists (over 1200 members)
  • Fellow of both the Royal College of Psychiatrists and The Royal College of Physicians (London)

    He was Director of the Oxford Practice Skills Programme which established the Oxford Practice Skills Course. This brings together ethics, law and communication skills in a problem-solving approach to medical student education. He is the founder and Co-Editor (with John Sadler) of the first international journal for philosophy and mental health, PPP - Philosophy, Psychiatry and Psychology. He has published widely on philosophical and ethical aspects of mental health, in particular Moral Theory and Medical Practice (1989, paperback 1995, reprinted 1999, Cambridge University Press).

    John Z Sadler has built his academic career around the philosophy of psychiatry, philosophy of medicine, and bioethics. He is currently a tenured Professor of Psychiatry and Director of Undergraduate Psychiatric Education at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Since 1989 he has been a clinical ethics consultant, ethics committee chair, and medical humanities educator at Southwestern. He served as an Advisor to the DSM-IV project completed in 1994.

    As a co-founder of the Association for the Advancement of Philosophy and Psychiatry (AAPP), he helped to realize the first volume of Philosophy, Psychiatry, & Psychology (PPP) in 1994. Co-sponsored by AAPP and the Royal College of Psychiatrists Philosophy group, the journal continues to be co-edited by Bill Fulford and Sadler. In 2000 he joined Fulford in co-editing the History and Philosophy section of the international review journal Current Opinion in Psychiatry. He directs and does empirical research on the medical student education programs in psychiatry at Southwestern. He has enjoyed continuous grant support since 1992 for his work in the philosophy of psychiatry.

    Giovanni Stanghellini is Professor of Social Psychopathology at the Post-graduate School of Psychiatry of the University of Florence. He is secretary to the World Psychiatric Association Section of Clinical Psychopathology; Treasurer of the Section for Psychopathology of the Association of European Psychiatrists; Member of the Steering Committee of the International Board for Philosophy and Psychiatry; Secretary of the Italian Society for Psychopathology. He organized (with Bill Fulford) the Fourth International Conference on Philosophy and psychiatry in Florence, August 2000: Madness, Science and Society: Florence, Renaissance 2000. He has written four books and a number of papers on the clinical phenomenology of schizophrenia and affective disorders, and on the relationships between philosophy and psychiatry. He is the Editor of a monographic issue of the journal "Psychopathology" on Anger and Fury - From philosophy to psychopathology (Karger, Basel 2000)

    Katherine Morris is Supernumerary Fellow in Philosophy at Mansfield College, Oxford, UK. She is on editorial board of Philosophy, Psychiatry and Psychology. She wrote her thesis on Sartre and Freud and has long-standing interests in psychology, psychopathology and psychiatry. Her current research interests include Descartes, Wittgenstein and phenomenology; with particular interest in the phenomenology of the body and (from the psychiatric angle) in body-image disorders.

    Lisa Bortolotti works in the philosophy of the cognitive sciences with special focus on psychology and psychiatry, and on the ethical issues raised by medicine and scientific research. Her current project, entitled <a href="">The Epistemic Innocence of Imperfect Cognitions</a>, is about the potential epistemic benefits of delusional beliefs, distorted memories, and confabulatory explanations, and is funded by an AHRC Research Fellowship (2013-2014).

    Her main research interest to date has been the nature of clinical delusions, and what their nature can tell us about the philosophy and psychology of normal beliefs. Her monograph on the topic,<a href=""> Delusions and Other Irrational Beliefs,</a> was awarded the American Philosophical Association Book Prize in December 2011. She also co-edited with Matthew Broome a volume on the status of psychiatry,<a href=""> Psychiatry as Cognitive Neuroscience: Philosophical Perspectives </a>, which was listed among the Guardian Books of the Year in 2009.

    Lisa is a co-founder of the Philosophy of Health and Happiness Research Cluster at the University of Birmingham together with Heather Widdows and Iain Law. Lisa also serves on the <a href="">Mind Association</a> Executive and is Associate Editor of <a href=" /journal/10677> Ethical Theory and Moral Practice</a>.

    Matthew Broome is Senior Clinical Research Fellow in the Department of Psychiatry, and member of St Hilda's College, at the University of Oxford. He is Consultant Psychiatrist at the Warneford Hospital, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust. Previous to his current post he was Lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, and Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Warwick. His research has focused on the prodromal phase of psychosis, the formation of delusions, neuroimaging, mood instability, and the philosophy of psychiatry. He was Chair of the Philosophy Special Interest Group at the Royal College of Psychiatrists, UK until 2012 and was a founder member of the Maudsley Philosophy Group. Together with Bortolotti, he co-edited Psychiatry as Cognitive Neuroscience: Philosophical Perspectives (OUP, 2009), and with Harland, Owen and Stringaris, The Maudsley Reader in Phenomenological Psychiatry (CUP, 2012).

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