Phenomenology and the Social Context of Psychiatry

Social Relations, Psychopathology, and Husserl's Philosophy

by Magnus Englander

Series: Bloomsbury Studies in Continental Philosophy

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  • 9781350044302
  • 9781350044326
Exploring phenomenological philosophy as it relates to psychiatry and the social world, this book establishes a common language between psychiatrists, anti-psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers.

Phenomenology and the Social Context of Psychiatry is an inter-disciplinary work by phenomenological philosophers, psychiatrists, and psychologists to discover the essence and foundations of social psychiatry. Using the phenomenology of Husserl as a point of departure, the meanings of empathy, interpersonal understanding, we-intentionality, ethics, citizenship and social inclusion are investigated in relation to psychopathology, nosology, and clinical research. This work, drawing upon the rich classical and contemporary phenomenological tradition, touching on a broad range of thinkers such as Deleuze, Levinas, and R.D. Laing, also explicates how phenomenology is a method capable of capturing the human condition and its intricate relation to the social world and mental illness

Subject categories
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  • 9781350044302
  • 9781350044326

In The Press

Contributors include clinicians and scholars from the US and northern Europe; their varied perspectives provide a multifaceted view of the contributions phenomenological approaches can make to psychological research … Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students, researchers, and faculty.


About The Author

Magnus Englander is Associate Professor in the Department of Social Work at Malmö University, Sweden and Faculty Member in the Department of Humanistic and Clinical Psychology, Saybrook University, USA. He also serves as the Book Review Editor for the Journal of Phenomenological Psychology.