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Philosophy, Psychiatry, & Psychology 10.4 (2003) 379-380

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Gerrit Glas (MD University of Amsterdam; PhD University of Utrecht, the Netherlands) is psychiatrist and director of a residency training program in psychiatry in Zwolse Poort (Zwolle, The Netherlands); he is also professor in Christian Philosophy (in the reformed tradition) at the University of Leiden (Leiden, The Netherlands) and chairman of the Section on Psychiatry and Philosophy of the Dutch Association for Psychiatry. He can be reached at the Department of Philosophy, University of Leiden, Leiden, The Netherlands and Zwolse Poort, P.O. Box 110, 8000AC Zwolle, The Netherlands or via e-mail at

Valerie Gray Hardcastle is head of the Department of Science and Technology in Society and Director of the Graduate Program in Science and Technology Studies at Virginia Tech. In her research, she uses data and theories from neuroscience, psychology, and psychiatry to answer traditional questions in the philosophy of mind: what is consciousness? what does it mean to be human? how do we think? Her most recent book is The Myth of Pain (MIT Press, 1999); Constructing Selves: A Neurophilosophical Approach is forthcoming. She can be reached at the Departments of Philosophy and Science and Technology Studies, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0126, or via e-mail at

Jeanette Kennett is Senior Lecturer in the School of Philosophy and Bioethics at Monash University. Her research interests are in moral psychology, ethical theory, and the self. Her recent publications include "Autism, empathy and moral agency" in The Philosophical Quarterly (vol. 52, pp. 340-357, 2002) and Agency and Responsibility: A Common-Sense Moral Psychology (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2001). She has written a number of articles on friendship with Dean Cocking, including "Friendship and moral danger" in The Journal of Philosophy (vol. XCV11, pp. 278-296, 2000). She can be reached at the School of Philosophy and Bioethics, Monash University, Clayton 3800, Victoria, Australia, or via e-mail at

Steve Matthews is a research fellow with the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, Charles Sturt University, where he also teaches in the philosophy program. He has several recent publications in the area of philosophical psychopathology including "Identity, control and responsibility: The case of dissociative identity disorder," co-authored with Jeanette Kennett, in Philosophical Psychology (vol. 15, pp. 509-526, December, 2002) and "Delusion, dissociation and identity," also co-authored with Jeanette Kennett, in Philosophical Explorations (vol. VI, pp. 31-49, January, 2003). "Establishing personal identity in cases of DID" appeared recently in Philosophy, Psychiatry and Psychology. He can be reached at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales 2678, Australia or via e-mail at [End Page 379]

James Phillips, MD, is in the private practice of psychiatry and Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry in the Yale School of Medicine. He is the editor of the Bulletin of AAPP and has written on various aspects of the philosophy of psychotherapy. He can be reached at 88 Noble Avenue, Milford, Connecticut 06460 or via e-mail at

Jennifer Radden is Professor and Chair of Philosophy at the University of Massachusetts at Boston. Her published research includes Divided Minds and Successive Selves: Ethical Issues in Disorders of Identity and Personality (MIT, 1996). She can be reached at the Philosophy Department, University of Massachusetts at Boston, Boston, Massachusetts 02125 or via e-mail at

Tim Thornton MA, MPhil, PhD (Cantab) is Lecturer in Philosophy and Manager of the Philosophy and Ethics of Mental Health Programme at the University of Warwick. Having come to philosophy through an interest in the philosophy of science, he now works mainly on philosophy of thought, philosophy of psychiatry (especially the philosophical critique of cognitivist approaches to the mind), and metaphysics. His first book was Wittgenstein on Language and Thought (EUP, 1998) and he has completed John McDowell (Acumen, forthcoming). He can be reached at the Department of Philosophy, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL, UK or via e-mail...


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