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Schizophrenia and Common Sense

Explaining the Relation Between Madness and Social Values

  • Inês Hipólito
  • Jorge Gonçalves
  • João G. Pereira


  • Explores the relationship between schizophrenia and common sense

  • Features a multidisciplinary perspective

  • Contains papers from the Schizophrenia and Common Sense International Workshop


Part of the Studies in Brain and Mind book series (SIBM, volume 12)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Inês Hipólito, Jorge Gonçalves, João G. Pereira
    Pages 1-15
  3. Phenomenological Approaches

  4. The Self-Disturbance Hypothesis

  5. Emotions and Delusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. Jorge Gonçalves
      Pages 163-174
  6. Therapeutic and Clinical Methods

  7. Wittgensteinean Outlook

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 225-225

About this book


This book explores the relationship between schizophrenia and common sense. It approaches this theme from a multidisciplinary perspective. Coverage features contributions from phenomenology, cognitive neuroscience, philosophy of mind, psychology, and social cognition.

The contributors address the following questions: How relevant is the loss of common sense in schizophrenia? How can the study of schizophrenia contribute to the study of common sense? How to understand and explain this loss of common sense?

They also consider: What is the relationship of practical reasoning and logical formal reasoning with schizophrenia? What is the relationship between the person with a diagnosis of schizophrenia and social values?

Chapters examine such issues as rationality, emotions, self, and delusion. In addition, one looks at brain structure and neurotransmission. Others explore phenomenological and Wittgensteinian theories.

The book features papers from the Schizophrenia and Common Sense International Workshop, held at New University of Lisbon, November 2015. It offers new insights into this topic and will appeal to researchers, students, as well as interested general readers.


Cognitive Science and Epistemology Emotions and sociological theories Neurophenomenology Schizophrenia Schizophrenia Wittgenstein Western philosophy Schizophrenia Schizophrenia common sense Schizophrenia paradigm of modernity Schizophrenia nosologic entity Schizophrenia Kant Schizophrenia Phenomenology Schizophrenia Cognitive Neuroscience Schizophrenia Philosophy of Mind Schizophrenia Psychology Social Schizophrenia Social Cognition Schizophrenia social values

Editors and affiliations

  • Inês Hipólito
    • 1
  • Jorge Gonçalves
    • 2
  • João G. Pereira
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Humanities and Social InquiryUniversity of WollongongWollongongAustralia
  2. 2.Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas IFILNOVAUniversidade Nova de LisboaLisbonPortugal
  3. 3.Romão de Sousa FoundationUniversity of ÉvoraEstremozPortugal

About the editors

Inês Hipólito is a graduated in Philosophy. She has participated in scientific events and published articles under the scope of Philosophy of Mind, Perception and Embodied Cognition.

Jorge Gonçalves graduated first in Psychology (1988), then in Philosophy (1997), both in Lisbon.  He has a Master’s degree in Philosophy (2002) and  PhD (2007) in Philosophy. He is a Chartered Psychologist. He works at IFILNOVA (New University of Lisbon) as a post-doctoral researcher.

João G. Pereira is a Chartered Psychologist with the BPS and a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist, with a Doctorate from Middlesex University. He is Clinical Director of Casa de Alba – Romão de Sousa Foundation and Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Évora University and Metanoia Institute.

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