George Graham

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

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).

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Areas of interest in VBP

Research/philosophy of psychiatry; philosophy of mind; mental illness.

Related areas of interest

Psychiatry; Cognitive Science; Mental health/General: Ethics.



Hearing Voices and Other Matters of the Mind

Hearing Voices and Other Matters of the Mind - (G Graham, R McCaulay) explores the cognitive continuities between familiar features of religiosity, of mental disorders, and of everyday thinking and action for details please go to:

The Disordered Mind, Third Edition

The Disordered Mind, Third Edition (G Graham) is a wide-ranging introduction to the philosophy of mental disorder or illness. It examines and explains, from a philosophical standpoint, what mental disorder is: its reality, causes, consequences, compassionate treatment, and more.

The Abraham Dilemma: A divine delusion

The Abraham Dilemma: A divine delusion (G Graham) This is the first book written by a philosopher on the topic of religious delusion – on the causes, contents, consequences, diagnosis and treatment of the disorder.  It is a clinically informed and philosophically detailed examination of the condition.  It offers both an analysis of the biblical account of Abraham, who believed that God had commanded him to sacrifice his son, and of religious delusion in general.

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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.