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  1. Panagiotis Oulis (2014). The Epistemological Role of Empathy in Psychopathological Diagnosis: A Contemporary Reassessment of Karl Jaspers' Account. Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 9 (1):6.
    In his classic essay “The phenomenological approach to psychopathology”, Karl Jaspers defended the irreducible reality of the “subjective” mental symptoms and stressed the pivotal role of empathy in their diagnostic assessment. However, Jaspers’ account of the epistemological role of empathy in psychopathological diagnosis was far from clear: whereas at several places Jaspers claimed that empathy provides a direct access to patients’ abnormal mental experiences, at other places he stressed that it did so only indirectly, through a whole battery of their (...)
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  2. Panagiotis Oulis (2013). Explanatory Coherence, Partial Truth and Diagnostic Validity in Psychiatry. In Vassilios Karakostas & Dennis Dieks (eds.), Epsa11 Perspectives and Foundational Problems in Philosophy of Science. Springer. 429--440.
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  3. Panagiotis Oulis (2013). On the Personal, the One and the Many. Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 20 (2):137-140.
    Gloria Ayob Begins her commentary with the main metaphysical and ethical motivations for including the personal perspective in psychopathological assessments. The metaphysical motivation: human actions are performed for a reason. Thus, from the personal perspective, explaining human actions amounts to justifying them by appeal to individual’s reasons. However, does it follow from this peculiarity that “explanations of human behavior that appeal to empirical generalizations and those that consist in justifying an action by appeal to reasons are of entirely different logical (...)
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  4. Panagiotis Oulis (2013). Personal Autonomy in Mental Disorders. Metascience 22 (2):409-411.
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  5. Panagiotis Oulis (2013). Toward a Unified Methodological Framework for the Science and Practice of Integrative Psychiatry. Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 20 (2):113-126.
    Clinicians in their everyday practice of psychiatry face permanently the following epistemological and methodological problem: currently available psychiatric knowledge, like all types of scientific and technological knowledge, is general—at least in certain respects—in sharp contrast with the obvious particularities and even idiosyncrasies of each real individual mental patient they meet in the clinical encounter. This problem is admittedly the source of a permanent tension in the practice and above all in the philosophy of psychiatry. In the practice of psychiatry, conscientious (...)
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  6. Panagiotis Oulis (2012). Book Notice. [REVIEW] Metascience 21 (3):779-781.
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  7. Panagiotis Oulis (2012). On the Nature of Mental Disorder: Towards an Objectivist Account. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 33 (5):343-357.
    According to the predominant view within contemporary philosophy of psychiatry, mental disorders involve essentially personal and societal values, and thus, the concept of mental disorder cannot, even in principle, be elucidated in a thoroughly objective manner. Several arguments have been adduced in support of this impossibility thesis. My critical examination of two master arguments advanced to this effect by Derek Bolton and Jerome Wakefield, respectively, raises serious doubts about their soundness. Furthermore, I articulate an alternative, thoroughly objective, though in part (...)
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