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Section Phenomenological Psychopathology and Psychotherapy

The interdisciplinary research group “Phenomenological Psychopathology and Psychotherapy“, led by Prof. Dr. med. Dr. phil. Thomas Fuchs,  explores the underlying structures of subjective experience and their alterations in mental illness, using both theoretical as well as empirical methodologies. Here psychiatrists, philosophers and psychologists work together on common issues such as changes of the self-awareness, corporeality or intersubjectivity due to mental illness.

Interview with Prof. Dr. Dr. Thomas Fuchs (German)

Fighting for a new way of thinking/What is missing from modern thought

Prof. Dr. Dr. Thomas Fuchs explains in the video why he does not think of "reductionism" as a sufficient explanatory model of the world and what that has to do with dualism.

Link to video

Podcast-Series „Self-conscious AI“ of the technology foresight project “AI-Consciousness” at the KIT

Without life no consciousness. Conversation with Thomas Fuchs (German)

“Consciousness in the computer is a simulation.”

#01 Ohne Leben kein Bewusstsein

Interview with Prof. Dr. Dr. Thomas Fuchs in “Psychologie Heute“ 10/2019 (German)

Faster than time permits.

"It is never enough. This is what self-perfection has in common with linear time."

Psychologe Heute 10/2019 - Schneller, als die Zeit erlaubt


Current Publications (Selection)

Tewes, C., Stanghellini, G. (2020)
Time and Body. Phenomenological and Psychopathological Approaches.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Fuchs, T. (2020)
Verteidigung des Menschen. Grundfragen einer verkörperten Anthropologie
Berlin: Suhrkamp

Fuchs, T. (2020)
Randzonen der Erfahrung. Beiträge zur phänomenologischen Psychopathologie.
Freiburg: Alber.

Fuchs, T., Breyer, T. (Hrsg.) (2020)
Selbst und Selbststörungen
Freiburg: Alber.

Fuchs, T., Iwer, L., Micali, S. (Hrsg.) (2018)
Das überforderte Subjekt. Zeitdiagnosen einer beschleunigten Gesellschaft.
Berlin: Suhrkamp.

Fuchs, T. (2017). Ecology of the Brain. The Phenomenology and Biology of the Embodied Mind. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Head of the Section

Prof. Dr. med. Dr. phil. Thomas Fuchs

Head of Division (Section Phenomenological Psychopathology and Psychotherapy)

You may contact us through
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69115 Heidelberg

+49 6221 56-4755
+49 6221 56-8094