Here are some of the questions I am currently interested in:

  • What roles do stories play in public debates? How should we assess stories that contribute to an argument?

  • Do we need the notion of disorder to demarcate the scope of medicine?

  • Are we responsible for our beliefs? In what circumstances are we to blame for having false or irrational beliefs?

  • How does a psychiatric diagnosis affect personal narratives of mental health service users? In particular, does it change the way they experience and describe their agency?

  • What distinguishes pathological from non-pathological cognitions?

  • Are positive illusions and unrealistic optimism good or bad for us? Do they increase wellbeing? Do they support agency? In which circumstances are they detrimental?