Phenomenology Imported with EASE

Part of the New Directions in the Philosophy of Science book series (NDPS)


In this chapter, the method developed above is applied in a case study of an interdisciplinary approach. The case in question is a study which is part of an ongoing research project, EASE, in which philosophical phenomenology is integrated with more traditional approaches to schizophrenia research. A number of problems with this specific act of integration are pointed out. Indeed, there are a lot of good things to say about the EASE-project. The basic idea is certainly a good one, and it has the potential to significantly improve how we understand and handle schizophrenia. Nevertheless, approach-based analysis reveals considerable epistemic problems related to the specific approach in focus.


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  1. 1.Aalborg UniversityCopenhagenDenmark

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