Philosophy, Psychiatry, & Psychology

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Philosophy, Psychiatry, & Psychology  
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DisciplinePhilosophy, psychology, psychiatry, philosophy of science
Edited byBill (K. W. M.) Fulford
Publication details
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Philos. Psychiatry Psychol.
NLMPhilos Psychiatr Psychol
ISSN1071-6076 (print)
1086-3303 (web)
OCLC no.28692470

Philosophy, Psychiatry, & Psychology is an academic journal founded in 1993 and the official publication of the Association for the Advancement of Philosophy and Psychiatry (AAPP) which fosters close associations with the American Psychiatric Association. The journal focuses on the overlap of philosophy, psychiatry, and abnormal psychology. It aims to make clinical material accessible to philosophers while advancing philosophical inquiry into the area of psychology. It includes book reviews, original works, and a variety of special columns.

The founding editor is Bill (K. W. M.) Fulford of the University of Warwick and the co-editor is John Z. Sadler of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. The journal is published quarterly in March, June, September, and December by the Johns Hopkins University Press. Circulation is 127[citation needed] and the average length of an issue is 92 pages. The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Montreal and the Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal are sponsoring institutions of the journal.


The journal is an aspect and element of a broader research activity reflecting the moulding and development of a new specialized system of knowledge, viz., the philosophy of psychiatry[1] which arose in the middle of the nineties[2] as an addition to both analytic philosophy and to the interpretation of mental health care.[3] The new philosophy of psychiatry aims at a better understanding of psychiatry through an analysis of some of its fundamental concepts.[4] Along with the journal Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology,[1] this new discipline has an international network[5] with regular conferences, numerous books,[6] institutions and the masters programme[7] based on the Oxford Textbook of Philosophy and Psychiatry.[8]

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  1. ^ a b Hughes, Julian C. (Summer 2009). "Horizons on the World". Perspectives in Biology and Medicine. 52 (3): 442–447. doi:10.1353/pbm.0.0101.
  2. ^ Власова, О.А. (2006). "В поисках оснований психической нормы и патологии: философский и клинический дискурс XX века". Антропологические основания биоэтики: Материалы Всероссийской научной конференции с международным участием (г. Томск, 11-14 октября 2006 г.) (in Russian). Томск: Сибирский государственный медицинский университет. ISBN 5-98591-018-0.
  3. ^ Banner, Natalie F; Thornton, Tim (2007). "The new philosophy of psychiatry: its (recent) past, present and future". Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine. 2 (9). doi:10.1186/1747-5341-2-9. PMC 1914079. Retrieved 2013-03-03.
  4. ^ Course Title: Philosophy and Mental Health (University of Central Lancashire)
  5. ^ International Network for Philosophy and Psychiatry
  6. ^ Oxford University Press series International Perspectives in Philosophy and Psychiatry
  7. ^ Bill Fulford set up the Philosophy and Ethics of Mental Health Programme (PEMH) at the University of Warwick in 1994. Later on the new Institute for Philosophy, Diversity and Mental Health at the University of Central Lancashire launched its own distance learning masters in Philosophy and Mental Health.
  8. ^ Fulford, K.W.M; Thornton, T.; Graham, G., eds. (2006). Oxford Textbook of Philosophy and Psychiatry. International Perspectives in Philosophy and Psychiatry. New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0198526954.

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