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  • About the Authors

Lisa Bortolotti is Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Birmingham. She teaches in the Philosophy of Science and the Philosophy of Psychology. She has written a number of articles on the rationality debate in cognitive science and on the contribution of cognitive neuropsychiatry to the development of current philosophical theories of the mental. Recent publications include “Can we interpret irrational behavior?” (Behavior and Philosophy 32, no. 2:359–375, 2004) and “Delusions and the background of rationality” (Mind & Language 20, no. 2:189–208 2005). She can be contacted via e-mail at

Matthew Broome is Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Warwick and Honorary Lecturer in the Section of Neuroimaging, Division of Psychological Medicine, Institute of Psychiatry in London. His research interests include structural and functional neuroimaging in psychotic illness, cognitive models of delusion formation, the prodrome and transition to psychosis, neuroscience of psychosis, and the philosophy of psychiatry and cognitive neuroscience. His clinical work is with Coventry Early Intervention team. Recent publications include “What causes the onset of psychosis?” (Schizophrenia Research 79, no. 1:23–34, 2005) and “OASIS: A service for the prodrome of psychosis in South London” (European Psychiatry 20:372–378, 2005). He can be contacted via e-mail at

Leonard Ehrlich received his PhD at Yale University. He is Professor of Philosophy and Professor of Judaic Studies, Emeritus, University of Massachusetts at Amherst and Guest Professor at Freiburg, Kassel, Mainz. He studied with Karl Jaspers at the University of Basel. He is author, editor, translator of many books, mainly on Jaspers and on recent European philosophy; articles in journals in the United States, Europe, and Japan. Founder of Karl Jaspers Society of North America, and International Association of Jaspers Societies. Karl Jaspers: Philosophy as Faith (1975). Fraglichkeit der jüdischen Existenz angesichts der Moderne (1993). Manuscript: Choices under the duress of the Holocaust, 3 vols. He can be contacted via e-mail at

Karyn L. Freedman is an assistant professor at the University of Guelph. Her main research interests are in feminist philosophy, epistemology, and philosophy of science. She has published articles on naturalized epistemology in Philosophy of Science and Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, and she has another paper on the epistemological significance of psychic trauma that has just come out in Hypatia. She can be contacted via e-mail at

S. Nassir Ghaemi is Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Public Health, and Director of the Bipolar Disorder Research Program, Emory University. He holds a BA in history from George Mason University, an MD from the Medical College of Virginia, an MA in philosophy from Tufts University, and a MPH from Harvard School of Public Health. Dr Ghaemi is the author of The [End Page 83] concepts of psychiatry (Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003). He can be contacted via e-mail at

Paul Lieberman is Associate Professor (Clinical) in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, and Associate Medical Director of Butler Hospital, in Providence, Rhode Island. Dr Lieberman’s clinical work has focused on the treatment of severely ill patients in hospital and partial hospital settings, and on psychotherapy. His research interests include study of the processes and outcomes of psychiatric treatments, and the uses of philosophy of mind for clinical work. He can be contacted via e-mail at

Neil MacFarlane is a consultant adult developmental psychiatrist in the NHS and private practice. His academic interests include cultural representations of mental disorder, history of psychiatry, and philosophy. He can be contacted via e-mail at

Marilyn Nissim-Sabat is professor emeritus, philosophy department, Lewis University. She is a clinical social worker in the private practice of psychotherapy in Chicago. She is the author of numerous book chapters, articles, and reviews in the fields of phenomenology, critical race theory, and psychoanalysis, references to which can be found on her web site, She is a member of the boards of the Association for the...


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