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15 August 2008

320 Pages

ISBN: 9780199206469

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Feelings of Being

Phenomenology, Psychiatry and the Sense of Reality

Matthew Ratcliffe

International Perspectives in Philosophy and Psychiatry

  • Offers the first detailed philosophical study of "existential feelings," describing an aspect of experience that is central to many forms of psychiatric illness but is often neglected or misunderstood
  • Offers a phenomenological framework that can be adopted to aid interpretation of a range of anomalous experiences in psychiatric illness
  • Emphasizes how phenomenology and psychiatry can interact in a way that is mutually beneficial

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