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Philosophy, Psychiatry, & Psychology 8.4 (2001) 357-358

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Jean-Michel Azorin is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Marseilles. He studied with Arthur Tatossian and is the French translator of Blankenburg and Binswanger.

Wolfgang Blankenburg is known internationally as a leading authority on phenomenological psychopathology. In addition to producing monographs, edited books, and more than 160 articles, he has worked as a dedicated clinician, advocating the patient's perspective. He was interim director of the psychiatric clinic of the University of Heidelberg and directed the psychiatric clinic at Bremen before becoming Professor Ordinarius and director of the psychiatric clinic of the University of Marburg.

John Cutting is the honorary senior lecturer at Kings College Hospital and the Institute of Psychiatry in London. He has written several books, including The Psychology of Schizophrenia, Principles of Psychopathology, and Psychopathology and Modern Philosophy.

Thomas Fuchs, M.D., Ph.D., was educated in medicine, history, and philosophy at the University of Munich. Since 1997 he has been a lecturer and consultant at the Psychiatric Clinic, University of Heidelberg. His main areas of research are phenomenological psychopathology and medical ethics.

Kimura Bin has been Professor and Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at Nagoya City University and Kyoto University. He studied psychiatry at the Universities of Kyoto and Munich and has been visiting lecturer at the University of Heidelberg. He is currently research director at Kawai Institute of Culture and Education in Japan.

Eugene Minkowski was born in 1885, studied in Warsaw, received his M.D. in Germany, and interned at Eugene Bleuler's clinic in Switzerland. He came to France in World War I and stayed there until his death in 1972. He is author of several books, including La Schizophrénie, and is one of the founders of the journal, Evolution Psychiatrique. (More biographical information can be found at the end of the article written by Dr. Urfer Parnas in this issue.)

Aaron Mishara currently works as a researcher on the neuropsychology of schizophrenia at the National Institute of Mental Health. From 1984 to 1986, he studied philosophical approaches to psychology and psychiatry on Fulbright Hays grants at the Universities of Heidelberg, Wuerzburg, and Marburg. At Marburg he worked with Professor Blankenburg. He has since served on the faculties of the University of Wuerzburg and the Department of Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University.

Jean Naudin is professor of psychiatry at the University of Marseilles. He studied with Arthur Tatossian and holds a doctorate in philosophy. He is the author of Phénomenologie et Psychiatrie: Les Voix et la Chose.

Bernard Pachoud, a psychiatrist, teaches psychology at the University of Paris VII and is a research associate at Ecole Polytechnique (CREA). He has published on the pragmatic approach to thought and language disorders in schizophrenia and is involved in current researches on the contribution of phenomenology to cognitive science. He is one of the co-editors (with J. Petitot, F. J. Varela, and J. M. Roy) of Naturalizing Phenomenology. Issues in Contemporary Phenomenology and Cognitive Science (Stanford University Press, 1999).

Josef Parnas is Professor of Psychiatry at Hvidovre Hospital and the University of Copenhagen. He is also co-director of the Danish National Research Foundation's Institute for Subjectivity Research at the University of Copenhagen.

James Phillips is in the private practice of psychiatry and is Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry in the Yale Department of Medicine. He has published on various aspects of the relation of philosophy to psychiatry and psychoanalysis and has recently co-edited (with James Morley) Imagination and its Pathologies (MIT Press, in press).

Louis A. Sass is Professor and Chair, Department of Clinical Psychology, and research affiliate, Center for Cognitive Science, Rutgers University. He is the author of Madness and Modernism and The Paradoxes of Delusion and recently co-edited a special issue of Creativity Research Journal (2000/2001) on "Creativity and the Schizophrenia Spectrum."

Michael Schwartz, M.D. is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He is Founding President of the Association for the Advancement of Philosophy and Psychiatry (AAPP) and an Associate Editor...


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