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Matthew R Broome & Lisa Bortolotti: Introduction: Psychiatry as cognitive neuroscience - an overview Psychiatry as Science 1: Rachel Cooper: Is psychiatric research scientific? 2: KWM (Bill) Fulford & Norman Sartorius: A secret history of ICD and the hidden future of DSM 3: Richard Samuels: Delusion as a natural kind The Nature of Mental Illness 4: Hanna Pickard: Mental illness is indeed a myth 5: Dominic Murphy: Psychiatry and the concept of disease aas pathology Reconciling Paradigms 6: Tim Thornton: On the interface problem in philosophy and psychiatry 7: John Campbell: What does rationality have todo with psychological causation? Propositional attitudes as mechanisms and as control variables 8: Philip Gerrans: Mad scientists or unreliable autobiographers? dopamine dysregulation and delusion Psychiatry and the Neurosciences 9: Dan Lloyd: When time is out of joint: schizophrenia and functional neuroimaging 10: Dan Stein: Philosophy and cognitive-affective neurogenetics 11: Lynn Stephens & George Graham: An addictive lesson: a case study in psychiatry as cognitive neuroscience Phenomenology and Scientific Explanation 12: Matthew Ratcliffe: Understanding existential changes in psychiatric illness: the indispensability of phenomenology 13: Shaun Gallagher: Delusional realities Delusions and Cognition 14: Keith Frankish: Delusion: a two-level framework 15: Anne M Aimola Davies & Martin Davies: Explaining pathologies of belief Moral Psychology and Psychopathology 16: Jeanette Kennett & Steve Matthews: Mental time travel, agency and responsibility 17: Iain Law: Motivation, depression and character Lisa Bortolotti & Matthew R Broome: Conclusion - The future of scientific psychiatry

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Matthew Broome is Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Warwick and Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist to the Coventry Early Intervention Team, Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust. His main research interests are in the prodromal phase of psychosis, cognitive neuropsychology of delusion formation, functional neuroimaging and the philosophy of psychiatry and cognitive science. Matthew Broome is Chair of the Philosophy Special Interest Group, Royal College of Psychiatrists, a member of the editorial board of European Psychiatry; Neuroethics; Philosophy, Psychiatry and Psychology, a founder member of the Maudsley Philosophy Group and Trustee of the Maudsley Philosophy Group Trust and was awarded the Association of European Psychiatrists' Prize for Psychopathology in 2006. Lisa Bortolotti is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Birmingham (UK). Her main research interests are in the philosophy of the cognitive sciences and in the intersection between philosophy of mind and ethics. She has published a number of articles on belief ascription, rationality and delusions in journals such as Mind & Language and Philosophical Psychology. She is the author of a textbook in the Philosophy of Science for Polity Press, and she is working on a monograph defending the doxastic conception of delusions. Lisa Bortolotti was awarded a 2008 Endeavour Research Fellowship, funded by the Australian Government, to spend 4-6 months working at the Macquarie Centre for Cognitive Sciences.


`Psychiatry as Cognitive Neuroscience is a collection of consistently high quality chapters addressing a variety of conceptual issues regarding the role that the cognitive neurosciences can play in psychiatry. Best described as a work of interdisciplinary philosophy, the book has a broader appeal than it would were it primarily an attempt to construe scientific psychiatry as a type of cognitive neuroscience.' P Zachar, Psychological Medicine `Psychiatry as Cognitive Neuroscience: Philosophical Perspectives, edited by Matthew R. Broome and Lisa Bortolotti, two of the most talented thinkers in the fields of theoretical psychiatry and philosophy of cognitive science, is an absorbing and thorough philosophical analysis of how psychopathology is studied in psychiatry and psychology through the paradigms of cognitive neuroscience and cognitive neuropsychiatry. This multi-authored book beautifully covers a wide range of topics, including the nature of psychiatry as a science, the nature of mental illness, the reconciliation of neuroscience with clinical psychiatry, and moral responsibility in conditions such as dissociative disorders.' A Cavanna, S Shah and H Rickards, Cognitive Neuropsychiatry `Matthew Broome and Lisa Bortolotti have assembled a stellar cast of contributors to this volume. They bring together philosophy and neuroscience in an attempt to give an account of psychopathology that is more detailed and penetrating than the standard descriptions and definitions. The quality of the writing and analysis is uniformly excellent without becoming inaccessible to a clinical readership. The combination of rigorous conceptual analysis and neuroscience will take psychiatry in new directions in future years. This book offers an important route map to that future.' J Callender, British Journal of Psychiatry

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