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Ecologies of Suffering draws on the methods of Heidegger's existential and hermeneutic phenomenology to critique the objectifying and reductive assumptions of mainstream psychopathology by contextualizing the lived-experience of mental illness and illuminating its existential and qualitative aspects. Focusing primarily on anxiety and depression, the book explores the limitations of the dominant naturalistic-scientific account and examines the disorders from a first-person perspective to show the extent to which they can disrupt and modify the structures of meaning that constitute our sense of self. The book goes on to introduce how a hermeneutic approach to psychopathology can shed light on the ways our historical situation shapes the way we diagnose and classify mental disorders and provides the discursive context through which suffers interpret and make sense of them. To this end, Ecologies of Suffering highlights the crucial need for clinicians to situate mental illness within the context of the sufferer's life-world in order to properly understand the experience. This is a valuable resource for philosophers, medical humanists, biomedical ethicists, and mental health professionals.

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Contexts of Suffering is a superb addition to the philosophy of mental health, and specifically the nature of psychiatric problems. Heidegger, for many, is a guiding light in such approaches and Aho provides a masterful overview of how his work, and that of phenomenology and hermeneutics in general, can inform mental health practice and research and relates to the author's own experiences.--Matthew Broome, Director of the Institute for Mental Health, University of Birmingham, UK

Aho has done us all a great service with this bold and immensely important work. Utilizing Heideggerian phenomenology and hermeneutics, he not only exposes the reductive, medicalizing, and indeed dangerous practices of American psychiatry today, but also envisions a healthier path forward wherein psychiatrists can treat the patient as a holistic and relational person by empathically entering the patient's world.--Casey Rentmeester, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Bellin College, USA

Aho draws on the existential-phenomenological tradition to dismantle the assumptions of a reductive biological psychiatry and explore how interweaving networks of social and personal meaning inform definitions of psychopathology. In so doing, he reconfigures those diagnosed with mental disorders as historically-situated, self-interpreting beings. This book is an excellent teaching tool for introductory courses in the philosophy of psychiatry.--Duff R. Waring, Professor of Philosophy, York University, Canada

The reader will be shaken by the reporting and educated by the analyses in Contexts of Suffering. While the shortcomings of psychiatry are legion, Aho does not point fingers or wail sanctimoniously. Instead, he carefully examines and describes the many complicated dimensions of common psychiatric disorders. Aho is at his best when giving existential-phenomenological descriptions of experience--particularly suffering.--Patrick M. Whitehead, Associate Professor of Psychology, Albany State University, USA

Kevin Aho draws on Heideggerian phenomenology and hermeneutics to critique the over-medicalization of mental suffering. With his careful attention to the socio-cultural constitution of illness, Aho enriches our understanding of both somatic illness and psychopathology. His book will be of interest not only to phenomenologists, but to anyone unsatisfied with psychiatry's strictly biological approach to disorder.--Anthony Vincent Fernandez, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Kent State University

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Kevin Aho is Professor of Philosophy and Chair of the Department of Communication and Philosophy at Florida Gulf Coast University. He is the author of Existentialism: An Introduction (2014), Heidegger's Neglect of the Body (2009), and co-author of Body Matters: A Phenomenology of Sickness, Illness, and Disease (2008).

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