Radden, Jennifer H. 1943-

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RADDEN, Jennifer H. 1943-

PERSONAL: Born September 10, 1943, in Melbourne, Australia. Education: University of Melbourne, B.A. (with honors), 1968; Oxford University, B.Phil., 1971, D.Phil., 1976.

ADDRESSES: Home—Boston, MA. Office—Department of Philosophy, University of Massachusetts—Boston, Boston, MA 02125; fax: 617-287-6511. E-mail—[email protected].

CAREER: Alexander Parade Clinic, Melbourne, Australia, psychiatric social worker, 1966-67; Franklin County Supplementary Education Center, Greenfield, MA, psychiatric social worker, 1971-72; Tufts University, Medford, MA, lecturer in philosophy, 1972-74; University of Massachusetts—Boston, lecturer, 1975-84, assistant professor, 1984-89, associate professor, 1990-97, professor of philosophy, 1997—, department chair, 2002—. Guest lecturer at Bentley College, 1988, La Trobe University, 1995 and 1996, University of Warwick, 1995, Linkoping University, 1996, University of Oregon, 1997, University of Copenhagen, 1997, and University of Texas—Southwestern Medical Center, 1997. Massachusetts Mental Health Center and Harvard Medical School, member of forensic psychiatry group, 1992-98, and human rights committee, 1996-2001; McLean Hospital, member of ethics committee, 1996—.

MEMBER: American Philosophical Association, Society for Women in Philosophy, Association for the Advancement of Philosophy and Psychiatry (member of executive board, 1992—; president, 1997-2002), Society for Practical and Professional Ethics.

AWARDS, HONORS: Fellow at Harvard University, 1991.


Madness and Reason, Allen & Unwin (London, England), 1985.

Divided Minds and Successive Selves: Ethical Issues in Disorders of Identity and Personality, MIT Press (Cambridge, MA), 1996.

(Editor) The Nature of Melancholy: From Aristotle toKristeva, Oxford University Press (New York, NY), 2000.

(Editor) The Philosophy of Psychiatry: A Companion, Oxford University Press (New York, NY), 2004.

Contributor to books, including Pathologies of the Modern Self: Postmodern Studies in Narcissism, Schizophrenia, and Depression, edited by David Levin, New York University Press (New York, NY), 1987. Contributor of articles and reviews to periodicals, including Philosophical Studies, Current Opinion in Psychiatry, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Journal of Social Theory and Practice, and Dialogue. Member of editorial board, Australasian Journal of Philosophy, Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology and Bioethics.

WORK IN PROGRESS: A work on psychiatric ethics.

SIDELIGHTS: Jennifer H. Radden once told CA: "I have had a fascination with abnormal psychology and mental illness since undergraduate courses on psychopathology. I have mined the conceptual and moral issues involved in mental disorder and its treatment ever since."



Ethics, January 1987, Jerome Nu, review of Madness and Reason, p. 510; July, 2000, Carol Rovane, review of Divided Minds and Successive Selves: Ethical Issues in Disorders of Identity and Personality, p. 863.

Library Journal, June 15, 2000, Francisca Goldsmith, review of The Nature of Melancholy: From Aristotle to Kristeva, p. 87.

New York Review of Books, October 4, 2001, Rosemary Dinnage, review of The Nature of Melancholy, p. 12.

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