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Derek Bolton - July 2013

From July 2013, Professor of Philosophy & Psychopathology at the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings’ College London and Honorary Consultant Clinical Psychologist at the South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, Dr. Derek Bolton shares anecdotes from his early beginnings in both philosophy and clinical psychology. Dr. Bolton reflects on experiences from his beginnings at the Institute of Psychiatry in London, through later works including Mind, Meaning and Mental Disorder: The Nature of Causal Explanation in Psychology and Psychiatry (2004) and What is Mental Disorder? (2009). He ends with discussion of the importance of Foucault and his contribution to social science.

00:00 Opening Titles
00:28 Introductions & Background
04:13 Formative Influences
06:29 Wittgenstein
09:04 The Philosophy Group of Peers
13:38 Further Evolution
16:29 Psychology and Philosophy of Psychiatry
18:22 Research vs Philosophy
20:54 Jasperian Influence
24:24 Meaningful Connections
26:33 "very complex and extremely rich"
28:01 Mind, Meaning and Mental Disorder
31:02 The Second Edition
32:35 What is Mental Disorder?
35:43 The Bolton Perspective
38:04 On Foucault

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