Overview

I am Professor of Philosophy and Mental Health and Deputy Head for Research, in the School of Nursing at the University of Central Lancashire.

As well as contemporary philosophy of thought and language, especially the philosophy of Wittgenstein and McDowell, my research concerns conceptual issues in mental health care. I have published papers on clinical judgement, idiographic and narrative understanding, the interpretation of psychopathology and reductionism and social constructionism in psychiatry.

My books are Wittgenstein on Language and Thought (EUP 1998), John McDowell (Acumen 2004 and 2nd edition Routlege 2019), the Oxford Textbook of Philosophy and Psychiatry (OUP 2006) co-authored with K.W.M. (Bill) Fulford and George Graham and Tacit Knowledge (Acumen 2013) co-authored with Neil Gascoigne.

I am also an editor of the Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Psychiatry (OUP 2014) (with Fulford, K.W.M., Davies, M., Gipps, R., Graham, G., Sadler, J., and Stanghellini) and Senior Editor of the journal Philosophy, Psychiatry and Psychology.

I run, with Gloria Ayob, a Philosophy and Mental Health distance learning teaching programme at the University of Central Lancashire.

I keep a quasi academic blog called inthespaceofreasons.

I also keep another blog.

Contact: tthornton1 [at] uclan.ac.uk

My cv is here.

Once more in the third person!

Tim Thornton is Professor of Philosophy and Mental Health and Mental Health and Deputy Head for Research in the School of Nursing at the University of Central Lancashire.

As well as contemporary philosophy of thought and language, his research concerns conceptual issues at the heart of mental health care. He has written research papers on clinical judgement, idiographic and narrative understanding, the interpretation of psychopathology and reductionism and social constructionism in psychiatry.

He is author of Essential Philosophy of Psychiatry (OUP 2007), Wittgenstein on Language and Thought (EUP 1998), John McDowell (Acumen 2004 and 2nd edition Routlege 2019) and co-author of the Oxford Textbook of Philosophy and Psychiatry (OUP 2006) and Tacit Knowledge (Acumen 2013) co-authored with Neil Gascoigne.

He is an editor of the Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Psychiatry (OUP 2014) (with Fulford, K.W.M., Davies, M., Gipps, R., Graham, G., Sadler, J., and Stanghellini) and Senior Editor of the journal Philosophy, Psychiatry and Psychology.

He runs, with Gloria Ayob, a Philosophy and Mental Health distance learning teaching programme at the University of Central Lancashire.

He keeps a blog called inthespaceofreasons.

Contact: tthornton1 [at] uclan.ac.uk