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Matthew Ratcliffe: Psychiatric Illness, Selfhood, and the Structure of Intentionality

When:We 03-02-2016 at 15:15
Where:Faculty of Philosophy, room Omega

Lecture by Matthew Ratcliffe (Vienna), organized by the Department of Theoretical Philosophy

My talk will critically discuss the view that schizophrenia involves disturbance of the ‘minimal self’, and that this distinguishes it from other psychiatric conditions. First of all, I will suggest that even minimal self-experience must include a pre-reflective sense of what kind of intentional state one is in, and that this is plausibly disrupted in schizophrenia and various other psychiatric conditions. I will go on to address....(continue reading...)