This book explores how the human mind works through the lens of psychological disorders, challenging many existing theoretical constructs, especially in the fields of psychology, psychiatry and philosophy of mind.
Drawing on the expertise of leading academics, the book discusses how psychopathology can be used to inform our understanding of the human mind. The book argues that studying mental disorders can deepen the understanding of psychological mechanisms such as reasoning, emotions, and beliefs alongside fundamental philosophical questions, including the nature of the self, the universal aspects of morality, and the role of rationality and normativity in human nature. By crossing different domains, this book offers a fresh perspective on the human mind based on the dialogue between philosophy, cognitive science and clinical psychology. Mental disorders discussed include schizophrenia, anxiety disorders, major depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and paranoia.
This book caters to the increasing interest in interdisciplinary approach to solving some of the problems in psychopathology. Since this book treats psychological engagement with empirically informed philosophy of mind, this book is essential reading for students and researchers of cognitive psychology, clinical psychology, and philosophy, as well as being of interest to clinicians and psychiatrists.
Part 1: Cognition in the Light of Psychopathology
- A Preliminary Step: Understanding the Mental in Mental Disorders
- Mental Illnesses are Emotional Disorders
- Reasoning and Goals: From Psychopathological Patients to Healthy People
- Reasoning, Trauma, and PTSD: Insights into the Emotion-Cognition Interaction
- The Distinction between Altruistic and Deontological Guilt Feelings: Insights from Psychopathology
- The Narrative Self in Schizophrenia and its Cognitive Underpinnings
- Delusions and Pathologies of Belief: Making Sense of Conspiracy Beliefs via the Psychosis Continuum
- Normality at the Mirror of Madness: Historical Considerations on a Chimeric Boundary
- "There is a system in lunacy": Morality and Normativity in Mental Disorders
- The Dark Side of Language
- Identity, Narratives and Psychopathology: A Critical Perspective
- Bodies that Love Themselves and Bodies that Hate Themselves: The Role of Lived Experience in Body Integrity Dysphoria
- Lost in Love: Why is it so Painful when Romance goes Wrong?
- Embodied and Disembodied Rationality: What Morbid Rationalism and Hyper-Reflexivity tell us about Human Intelligence and Intentionality
Philip N. Johnson-Laird
Amelia Gangemi and Francesco Mancini
Isabelle Blanchette and Sara-Valérie Giroux
Francesco Mancini, Guyonne Rogier and Amelia Gangemi
Ines Adornetti and Francesco Ferretti
Part 2: Psychopathology and Human Nature
Francesco Paolo Tocco
Valentina Cardella and Alessandra Falzone
Antonino Pennisi and Alessandro Capodici
Giovanni Pennisi and Shaun Gallagher