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One Century of Karl Jaspers' General Psychopathology


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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 Acknowledgements 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 Hector Pelegrina-Cetran: 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

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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


`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

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