Owen Earnshaw is a postgraduate researcher.
His primary interest is in the Philosophy of Psychiatry;
Philosophy of Psychology; Wittgensteinian Approaches to Philosophy; Phenomenology and the Philosophy of Language Use.
Title of the Thesis: Recovering the Voice of Insanity: A Phenomenology of Delusions
In my thesis I attempt to recover the voice of those termed ‘delusional’ and give reasons why they should have a seat at the table where the ‘conversation of humanity’ takes place. I do this by challenging the (monological folk-scientific observer) view of language use that leads to the idea that delusions are either empty speech acts, incomprehensible or incorrectly inferred and incorrigible false beliefs. These definitions prevent those termed ‘delusional’ from being considered as competent partners in conversation.
The Constitution of the Self in Response to Despair: Overcoming the Temptation to See the Ethical Limit as a Limitation in Kierkegaard's The Sickness Unto Death - Southampton 2010
The Denial of the Claim to Community in Delusions - Durham 2009
Delusions, Trust and Stigma - Lisbon 2009
The Confessional and the Couch Revisited - Oxford 2009
A Hermeneutic Approach to Delusions - Bergen 2007
Aspect-Blindness and Autism - Oxford 2006
Additional Academic Activities:
Organising a Conference in Durham on the topic of Psychopathology- 2011
Organised and Chaired Eidos (the Durham Postgraduate Seminar Group) for the year- 2007
Email Owen Earnshaw at owen.earnshaw^at^durham.ac.uk
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