From Phenomenological Psychopathology to Neurodiversity and Mad Pride: Reflections on Prejudice

Puncta. Journal of Critical Phenomenology 3 (2):15-18 (2020)
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Abstract

In this article, I argue that phenomenological psychopathologists, despite their critical attitude toward mainstream psychiatry, still hold problematic prejudices about the nature of psychiatric conditions as illness or disorder. I suggest that phenomenological psychopathologists turn to resources in the neurodiversity and mad pride movements to critically reflect upon these prejudices and appreciate the methodological problems that they pose.

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Anthony Vincent Fernandez
Kent State University

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