Philosophy and the Humanities
Date: 25 November 2009
Tim Thornton (UCLan) Clinical Judgement and the Medical Humanities
Tim Thornton is Professor of Philosophy and Mental Health and Director of Philosophy in the International School for Communities, Rights and Inclusion.
As well as contemporary philosophy of thought and language, his research concerns conceptual issues at the heart of mental health care. He has written research papers on clinical judgement, idiographic and narrative understanding, the interpretation of psychopathology and reductionism and social constructionism in psychiatry.
He is the author of Essential Philosophy of Psychiatry (OUP 2007), Wittgenstein on Language and Thought (EUP 1998), John McDowell (Acumen 2004) and co-author of the Oxford Textbook of Philosophy and Psychiatry (OUP 2006).