Phenomenological Psychopathology and Schizophrenia: Contemporary Approaches and Misunderstandings

Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 18 (1):1–23 (2011)
The phenomenological approach to schizophrenia has undergone something of a renaissance in Anglophone psychiatry in recent years. There has been a proliferation of works that focus on the nature of subjectivity in schizophrenia and related disorders, and that take inspiration from the work of such German and French philosophers as Husserl, Heidegger, and Merleau-Ponty, and such classical psychiatrists as Minkowski, Blankenburg, and Binswanger (Rulf 2003; Sass 2001a, 2001b). This trend includes predominantly theoretical articles, which typically incorporate clinical material as well as reviews of empirical and experimental findings in psychopathology. Some very recent examples (since 2000) are studies of ..
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DOI 10.1353/ppp.2011.0008
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