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  • About the Authors

Tim Bayne is University Lecturer in Philosophy of Mind at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of St. Catherine’s College. He is the author of The Unity of Consciousness (OUP, 2010) and an editor of the Oxford Companion to Consciousness (OUP, 2009). He can be contacted via e-mail at

Giuseppe Butera is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Providence College. Before this he was a visiting assistant professor at the University of Dallas (2003–2004), the Gilson Fellow at The Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies in Toronto (2002–2003), and a postdoctoral fellow at The Center for Philosophy of Religion at The University of Notre Dame (2001–2002). Recently, he published an article in vol. 68 (2006) of Mediaeval Studies entitled “On reason’s control of the passions in Aquinas’s theory of temperance” and another article in vol. 71, no. 4 (2007) of The Thomist entitled “The moral statue of the first principle of practical reason in Thomas’s natural-law theory.” Other interests include virtue ethics and metaphysics. He is a member of the American Maritain Association and the American Catholic Philosophical Association. He may be contacted via e-mail at

Eugene M. DeRobertis holds a BA in philosophy from St. Peter’s College and a PhD in clinical psychology from Duquesne University. He has been teaching psychology at the college level since 1996. Before committing himself to teaching full time, Dr. DeRobertis worked as a developmentally oriented psychotherapist and addictions counselor. His scholarly interests lie in humanistic approaches to child psychology and Thomistic psychology. Some representative publications include his book, Humanizing Child Developmental Theory: A Holistic Approach (2008) and his article, “St. Thomas Aquinas’s philosophical-anthropology as a viable underpinning for a holistic psychology: A dialogue with existential-phenomenology” (Janus Head, in press). He may be contacted via e-mail at

George Graham is on the philosophy and neuroscience faculty at Georgia State University, having taught previously at UAB and Wake Forest University. He is the author of The Disordered Mind (Routledge). He publishes extensively on issues at the interface of philosophy and psychiatry. He can be contacted via e-mail at

Michael Loughlin is the Reader in Applied Philosophy at Manchester Metropolitan University and author of Ethics, management and mythology—Rational decision making for health professionals. He can be contacted via e-mail at

Christopher Megone is Professor of Interdisciplinary Applied Ethics at the University of Leeds and has been Director of the Centre for Inter-Disciplinary Applied Ethics there since its inception in 2005. He studied Classics at Oxford where he went on to do a BPhil and a DPhil in Philosophy. He has been a member of the Philosophy [End Page 385] Department at Leeds since 1991, and before that he taught at the University of York. His research is focused on medical ethics, business and professional ethics, moral psychology, and Aristotelian ethics. He can be contacted via e-mail at

Marga Reimer is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Arizona in Tucson. She recently transitioned from the philosophy of language into the philosophy of psychiatry, and has published papers on psychopathy, insight, and the Capgras delusion. She is currently working on the question whether the Cluster B personality disorders are essentially moral (versus medical) conditions. She can be contacted via e-mail at

Richard Sykes is a Visiting Research Associate at the Institute of Psychiatry, London. His background is in linguistic philosophy and in social work and also in work with a charity for chronic fatigue syndrome. Current interests include chronic f syndrome, atigue the conceptualization and classification of medically unexplained symptoms and syndromes, patients’ perspectives and the distinction between mental and physical disorder. Recent publications include: “Physical or mental? A perspective on chronic fatigue syndrome,” in Advances in Psychiatric Treatment (8:351–7, 2002) and “Somatoform disorders: Mental or physical disorders?” in the Journal of Psychosomatic Research (60:341–4, 2006). He can be contacted via e-mail at

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