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Philosophy, Psychiatry, & Psychology 8.1 (2001) 73-74
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About the Authors
Gwen Adshead is a forensic psychiatrist and a forensic psychotherapist, working with both perpetrators and victims of violence. She has a background in medical law and ethics and is particularly interested in how different players in the criminal justice system construct explanations for offending. With Professor Jonathan Glover at King's College, she is involved in a study of moral reasoning in offenders, using both quantitative and qualitative methods.
Erica Burman is Professor of Psychology and Women's Studies at the Manchester Metropolitan University. She is the author of Deconstructing Developmental Psychology (Routledge, 1994), the coauthor of Challenging Women: Psychology's Exclusions, Feminist Possibilities (Open University Press, 1995) and Psychology Discourse Practice: From Regulation to Resistance (Taylor & Francis, 1996), and has edited a number of other books. Professor Burman is currently working on projects concerning intersections between gender, culture, and models of psychological therapy provision and practice, including attending to the role of representations of childhood and memory within these. She is also a group analyst.
Robert D. Hinshelwood is Professor in the Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex. He is a psychoanalyst and interested in the application of psychoanalytic ideas in other academic fields; and previously, Clinical Director of the Cassel Hospital. He has written for the Philosophy, Psychiatry & Psychology in the past and is the author of Therapy or Coercion: Does Psychoanalysis Differ from Brainwashing? (1997), and A Dictionary of Kleinian Thought (1989).
Juliet Mitchell is a Professor of Psychoanalysis and Gender Studies at Cambridge University. She is a Fellow of Jesus College, Cambridge, and a full member of the Institute of Psychoanalysis, London. Her most recent book is Mad Men and Medusas: Reclaiming Hysteria and the Sibling Relationship for the Human Condition (London: Allen Lane/Penguin Press; New York: Basic Books, 2000).
Marilyn Nissim-Sabat is a Professor of Philosophy at Lewis University (Illinois), and a therapist in private practice in Chicago. Professor Nissim-Sabat's research interests focus on the interface of psychoanalysis and philosophy, especially Husserlian phenomenology, feminism, and critical race theory. She has written numerous articles, reviews, and book chapters on these themes, including "Kohut and Husserl: The Empathic Bond," in Detrick and Detrick, eds., Self Psychology: Comparisons and Contrasts.
Nancy Potter is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Louisville (Kentucky). Her primary interests are in ethics and in social and political philosophy, including philosophies of peace. Her recent research includes a study of the philosophical implicaitons of teaching empathy to sex offenders in the state prison system, andthe theorizing of a moral framework for a postmodern feminist bioethics in psychiatry. She is currently writing a book on trustworthiness as a virtue.
Sarah Richmond is Lecturer in Philosophy at University College London. She has published articles in twentieth-century French philosophy and feminist philosophy. Her current research is in the philosophy of psychoanalysis.