Mind, Body, and World in Psychiatry
Sanneke de Haan with Joel Krueger
Psychiatry is enormously complex. One of its main difficulties is to articulate the relationship between the wide assortment of factors that may cause or contribute to psychiatric disorders. How should we understand and navigate such complexity? In this conversation with Joel Krueger, philosopher of psychiatry Sanneke de Haan will draw on insights from “enactivism”, a theory of embodied cognition with close links to phenomenology, to develop a philosophically-based non-reductive account of mind, body, and world in psychiatry that cuts across experiential, physiological, and socio-cultural dimensions.
Sanneke de Haan is a philosopher and postdoctoral researcher within the Department of Culture Studies at Tilburg University, Netherlands. Her research sits at the intersection of philosophy and psychiatry. Her book Enactive Psychiatry was published in 2020 by Cambridge University Press. sannekedehaan.com
Joel Krueger is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Exeter. He works primarily in phenomenology, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of cognitive science: specifically, issues in 4E (embodied, embedded, enacted, extended) cognition, including emotions, social cognition, and psychopathology. joelkrueger.com / twitter.com/joelwkrueger