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  • About the Authors

Derek Bolton is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry, and Visiting Senior Lecturer in the Philosophy Department, Kings College London; and Clinical Psychologist in the South London and Maudsley Hospital. He is a program director of the Masters in Philosophy of Mental Disorder at Kings College London. With Jonathan Hill, he is the co-author of Mind, Meaning, and Mental Disorder (Oxford UP, 1996).

P. G. Campbell (Ph.D., University of British Columbia) is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Regina, Saskatchewan. His research interests include the philosophy of agency and action, including nosology of practical reason, and the agency-foundations of social institutions and practices. He is coauthor with S. C. Coval of Agency in Action (1992). Currently, he is completing a book with S. C. Coval on postmodernism and postmodernist liberalism.

Rom Harré is Emeritus Fellow of Linacre College, Oxford. Among his books are Social Being, Personal Being, and Physical Being, Pronouns and People (with Peter Mülhäuser), and The Singular Self.

Markus Heinimaa has degrees in both medicine and philosophy from the University of Helsinki. He specialized in psychiatry of Psychiatric Clinic, University of Turku. Currently, he is working in the Turku City Hospital and participates in postgraduate study programs in the Department of Psychiatry in the University of Turku and the Department of Philosophy in Åbo Akademi University. He has a longstanding interest in conceptual issues related to psychiatry, and his relevant publications include “Conceptual Problems of Early Intervention Approach in Schizophrenia,” Hong Kong Journal of Psychiatry 9.2 (1999), and “On the Grammar of Psychosis,” in Medicine, Health Care, and Philosophy 3.1 (2000).

Joseph Loizzo, M.D., M.Phil., is Founder and Director of the Center for Meditation and Healing at Columbia-Presbyterian Eastside, and Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. An interest in therapeutic philosophy and non-dualistic models of mind is part of his long-term research in the cognitive science and clinical uses of meditation in psychiatry and psychotherapy. He is continuing his recent work on meditation and psychotherapy (Review of Psychiatry 19 [2000]: 147–97) as Presidential Fellow in the Philosophy of Religion at Columbia University.



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