Рецензия: Matthew Ratcliffe. Experiences of Depression: A Study inPhenomenology (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015)
ratcliffe m. (2015). experiences of depression: a study in phenomenology.
oxford: oxford university press. 336 p. isbn 978-0-19-960897-3*
DSc (Philosophy), Leading Research Fellow, Centre for Fundamental Sociology,
National Research University Higher School of Economics
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Matthew Ratcliffe’s book is not so much a book on depression but rather on the experience of depression — on what it means to be depressed. The book’s subtitle is “a study in phenomenology”, but it targets the general public as well as the academic and clinical communities. It is well written, clearly structured, informative and can serve as an excellent introduction to the phenomenology of mental illness as it illustrates the relevance of phenomenological psychopathology to philosophers, sociologists and everyone interested in the question of what constitutes a human being.