Psychopathology, limit situations and the abandonment of the authentic being

Gildersleeve, Matthew (2014) Psychopathology, limit situations and the abandonment of the authentic being. Journal of Humanistic Psychiatry, 2 (3). pp. 38-41.


The purpose of this brief commentary is highlight how Thomas Fuch's recently published paper titled 'Existential Vulnerability: Toward a Psychopathology of Limit Situations' can be developed by outlining the importance of Martin Heidegger’s philosophy which can provide a phenomenological and ontological interpretation of Karl Jaspers concepts of Existenz and Limit Situations in relation to psychopathology. In particular, this commentary aims to show that limit situations and psychopathology can be conceptualised to arise through Heidegger's description of ‘falling prey in inauthenticity’ and this can open the way for articulating the resulting implications for psychotherapeutic practice. This commentary is significant for the philosophical and psychological literature as there will be an illustration as to how these two thinkers are compatible and that other areas of their work have the potential to be synthesised in the future.

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Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2018 22:28
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2018 04:25
Uncontrolled Keywords: psychopathology
Fields of Research (2008): 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2203 Philosophy > 220310 Phenomenology
Fields of Research (2020): 50 PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES > 5003 Philosophy > 500310 Phenomenology

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