© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2010 DOI: 10.1163/156916210X532117 Journal of Phenomenological Psychology 41 (2010) 180–200 brill.nl/jpp pheno menol ogical p s y c h ology jour nal of A Phenomenological Contribution to the Approach of Biological Psychiatry Guilherme P. Messas* University of São Paulo Brazilian Society for Phenomeno-structural Psychopathology Abstract This article develops a phenomenological contribution to biological psychiatry. Grounded in the principles of transformation, heterogeneity, proportionality and particularity, a paradigm of phenomenological orientation allocates to biology a role diﬀerent from that assumed by oﬃcial Cartesian psychiatry. First, no clear deﬁnition of what is biological may be established a priori —as a general application, and useful to each and every studied phenomenon. Biology may be understood only as the experience of ununderstandable elements within consciousness, and as belonging necessarily to a whole unity of conscious experience. Second, the research agenda in biological psychiatry necessarily intersects with the investigation of the particularities of each individual clinical case with its unique characteristics. Without this, the very notion of biological psychiatry becomes merely a theoretical abstraction. Finally, the continuity of the biological agenda needs to resume the construction and investigation of psychopathological categories that cohere with the reality of the mental
Journal of Phenomenological Psychology – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 2010
Keywords: philosophy of psychiatry; epistemology of biological psychiatry; phenomenological psychopathology; phenomenology
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