George Graham


Individual Partner:   George Graham, Professor of Philosophy (retired), formerly President of The Society for Philosophy and Psychology

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Brief Description of Work:   At intersection of philosophy and psychiatry I have held professorships in philosophy at Alabama-Birmingham, Georgia State, and Wake Forest, where I was the A. C. Reid Professor of Philosophy.  I have published over a dozen books, including authored or co-authored, The Disordered Mind (with Routledge), The Abraham Dilemma: A Divine Delusion (with OUP), with G. Lynn Stephens on When Self-Consciousness Breaks (with MIT), and with Robert McCauley on Hearing Voices and Other Matters of Mind: What Mental Abnormalities Can Teach Us About Religions (OUP). Also, co-editor and co-author of with K.W. M. Fulford and T. Thornton, The Oxford Textbook of Philosophy and Psychiatry (OUP).

Key Words: Resident in: USA;

Working in: USA.

Area(s) of Interest in VBP: Research/philosophy of psychiatry; philosophy of mind; mental illness.

Related Area(s) of Interest: Psychiatry; Cognitive Science; Mental health/General: Ethics.

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Published over 25 papers; lectured at numerous universities; edited a journal; received 4 major teaching awards; and financial support for research from The Rockefeller Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, and Templeton Foundation.

His latest book(with Robert McCaulay) explores the cognitive continuities between familiar features of religiosity, of mental disorders, and of everyday thinking and action – Hearing Voices and Other Matters of the Mind: for details please go to: