Author Archives: Serife Tekin

About Serife Tekin

philosopher, nomad, monad

Forthcoming Issue of Public Affairs Quarterly on the DSM-5 (Guest post by Daniel Moseley)

The publication of the fifth edition of The American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) was met with considerable controversy. The current edition of Public Affairs Quarterly (Volume 29, Number 1, January 2015 issue) examines the moral and political implications of the DSM-5.

This special issue of the journal brings expertise from various fields within and outside of philosophy. It contains articles by Devin Singh and Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, Jerome Wakefield, Dominic Sisti and Rebecca Johnson, Şerife Tekin and Melissa Mosko, and an introduction to the special issue by Daniel Moseley. These articles break new ground for future research on the normative dimensions of the DSM-5. The contents of the issue are as follows:

Guest Editor’s Introduction: The Moral and Political Implications of the DSM-5  (Daniel D. Moseley)

The DSM-5 Definition of Mental Disorder (Devin Singh and Walter Sinnott-Armstrong)

Psychological Justice: DSM-5, False Positive Diagnosis, and Fair Equality of Opportunity (Jerome C. Wakefield)

Revision and Representation: The Controversial Case of DSM-5 (Dominic Sisti and Rebecca Johnson)

Hyponarrativity and Context-Specific Limitations of the DSM-5 (Şerife Tekin and Melissa Mosko)

The articles are available online at the following webpage:

  Early Career Scholars Conference in Philosophy of Psychiatry: Overcoming Mind-Brain Dualism in the 21st Century

We are delighted to announce the (first) Early Career Scholars Conference in Philosophy of Psychiatry: Overcoming Mind-Brain Dualism in the 21st Century Medicine, to take place at the Center for Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh, on November 21-22, 2014. The conference program can be found here. If you would like to register for this free event, please contact Joyce McDonald (

If you have questions or queries please contact us, Serife Tekin and Kathryn Tabb.

In this post, we would like to provide some information about the conference. We thank our co-organizers, William Bechtel, Trey Boone, Mazviita Chirimuuta, Peter Machamer, Edouard Machery, Kenneth Schaffner, as well as our co-sponsors, the Center for Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, and the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Daemen College, Buffalo, NY. We also thank the Center staff, Joyce McDonald, Karen Kovalchick, and Cheryl Greer for their tremendous help with the logistics of the conference.

What is the conference about?

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