Partner: Tim Thornton, Professor of Philosophy and Mental Health, University of Central Lancashire, UK
Preferred contact: TThornton1@uclan.ac.uk
Key Words: Resident in: UK Working in: UK; Area(s) of Interest in VBP: Education, Publications/CUP series, Publications/other/ PPP, Research/philosophy/tacit knowledge/clinical judgment; Related Area(s) of Interest: Ethics, Medical humanities: Philosophy of psychiatry/medicine Area(s) of healthcare expertise:Other/education/distance learning
Brief Description of Work: As well as contemporary philosophy of thought and language, my main research lies within the philosophy of psychiatry and concerns conceptual issues at the heart of mental healthcare. I am 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) and Tacit Knowledge(Acumen 2013) and one of the co-editors of the Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and PsychiatryOxford: Oxford University Press (OUP 2013). I set up help run a Philosophy and Mental Health Masters-level distance learning teaching program with Gloria Ayob at UCLan.
Read more: University personal webpage: http://www.uclan.ac.uk/staff_profiles/4844.php
Personal publications webpage: https://sites.google.com/site/drtimthornton/Home
Partner Links: INPP: http://inpponline.com/