International Perspectives in Philosophy and Psychiatry is an international book series focusing on the emerging interdisciplinary field at the interface of philosophy and psychiatry. Volumes in the series will continue the broad theme of 'nature' (for causes/explanations) and 'narrative' (for meanings/understandings), building links between the sciences and humanities in psychiatry, but focusing on more narrowly defined topics. How to contribute to the series: The series editors welcome suggestions for new books in the series. Contact any of them with a draft preface, a content listing with descriptions of chapter coverage, a definition of specific target readership
groups, notes on related or competing publications, and CVs of the editor(s)/author(s).
Series Editor Bill Fulford, Professor of Philosophy and Mental Health, Department of Philosophy, University of Warwick
Series Editor John Sadler, Professor of Psychiatry and Director of Undergraduate Psychiatric Education, University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center
Series Editor Giovanni Stanghellini, Professor of Social Psychopathology, Post-graduate School of Psychiatry, University of Florence
Series Editor Dr Katherine Morris, Supernumerary Fellow in Philosophy, Mansfield College, 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 Psychopatholog