Readership: Psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, and philosophers.
Edited by Giovanni Stanghellini, Professor of Dynamic Psychology and Psychopathology , 'G. d'Annunzio' University, Chieti, Italy, and Thomas Fuchs, Karl Jaspers-Professor of Philosophy and Psychiatry, University of Heidelberg, Germany
Giovanni Stanghellini, MD and MD honoris causa, psychiatrist and psychotherapist, is full professor of Dynamic Psychology and Psychopathology at "G. d'Annunzio" University in Chieti (Italy). He is founding chair of the European Psychiatric Association section "Philosophy and Psychiatry>" and of the World Psychiatric Association section "Psychiatry and the Humanities". He also founded, with Bill Fulford and John Sadler, the International Network for
Philosophy and Psychiatry. He is co-editor of the OUP series International Perspectives in Philosophy and Psychiatry.
He has written extensively on the philosophical foundations of psychiatry. Among his books published by OUP are Nature and Narrative (with KWM Fulford, K. Morris and JZ Sadler, Eds.), Disembodied Spirits and Deanimated Bodies, Emotions and Personhood, (with R. Rosfort), and the Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Psychiatry (with KWM Fulford et al, Eds.).
Thomas Fuchs, MD, PhD, psychiatrist, psychotherapist and philosopher, is Karl Jaspers-Professor of Philosophy and Psychiatry at the University of Heidelberg. He heads the phenomenology section at the Psychiatric Department, University of Heidelberg, and the philosophy section of the German Psychiatric Association (DGPPN). He is co-ordinator of the interdisciplinary European Research Project "TESIS" on Embodied
Intersubjectivity (2011-2015, www.tesis.rtn-eu <http://www.tesis.rtn-eu). He has published extensively on phenomenological psychology, psychopathology and theory of neuroscience. His book on the "Ecology of the Brain" will be published by OUP in 2013.
"This is an excellent and thought-provoking book on the most important influence on modern psychiatry. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in making sense of psychopathology." - Doody's Notes
Giovanni Stanghellini and Thomas Fuchs: Editors' Introduction
Mario Maj: Foreword: The Relevance of Karl Jaspers' General Psychopathology to Current Psychiatric Debate
K. W. M. (Bill) Fulford: Foreword: Particular Psychopathologies - Lessons from Karl Jaspers' General Psychopathology for the new philosophy of psychiatry
Giovanni Stanghellini and Thomas Fuchs: General Introduction
Setcion One: Historical and Cultural Background
1: Federico Leoni: Jaspers in his Time
2: Osborne P. Wiggins and Michael Alan Schwartz: Phenomenology and Psychopathology: In Search of a Method
3: Mario Rossi Monti: Jaspers' Critique for Psychoanalysis: between Past and Future
4: Christoph Mundt: Impact of Jaspers` General Psychopathology: The Range of Appraisal
Section Two: Methodological Issues and Concepts
5: Otto Doerr-Zegers and Héctor Pelegrina-Cetrán: Jaspers' General Psychopathology in the Framework of Clinical Practice
6: Chris Walker: Form and Content In Jaspers' Psychopathology
7: Louis A. Sass: Jaspers, Phenomenology, and the 'ontological Difference'
8: Christoph Hoerl: Jaspers on Explaining and Understanding in Psychiatry
9: Matthew R. Broome: Jaspers and Neuroscience
10: Matthias Bormuth: Jaspers the Pathographer
11: Jann E. Schlimme: Jaspers' Existential Concept of Psychotherapy
12: Giovanni Stanghellini: The Ethics of Incomprehensibility
Section Three: Clinical Concepts
13: Henning Sass and Umberto Volpe: Jaspers' Hierarchical Principle and Current Psychiatric Classification
14: Josef Parnas: On Psychosis: Karl Jaspers and Beyond
15: Matthew Ratcliffe: Delusional Atmosphere and the Sense of Unreality
16: Thomas Fuchs: The Self in Schizophrenia: Jaspers, Schneider and beyond
17: S. Nassir Ghaemi: Understanding Mood Disorders: Jaspers' Biological Existentialism
18: Alfred Kraus: Reaction and development of Manic and Melancholic-Depressive Patients