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Andrew Molas currently works at the Department of Philosophy, York University. Andrew does research in Mental Health, Applied Philosophy and Ethics. Their most recent publication is 'Empathy, Asymmetrical Reciprocity, and the Ethics of Mental Health Care'.
I offer a preliminary examination on the importance of narrative for helping to overcome the issue of stigma surrounding mental illness, specifically schizophrenia. I maintain that engaging with first-person accounts of schizophrenia allows caregivers, and the broader general public, to better understand the phenomenological lived experiences of pe...
I draw connections between Hegel’s concepts of recognition and morality and demonstrate how they are compatible with an ethic of care. I explore Hegel’s Sittlichkeit and demonstrate the role that intersubjective recognition plays in the development and sustainment of ethical communities. I demonstrate how his emphasis on the community and interpers...
My paper explores Maria Lugones’ concept of “world travelling” and how we can use it for the purposes of engaging with people who have schizophrenia in order to reduce stigma. I argue that travelling to a schizophrenic person’s “world” can help us gain a better understanding of her situation and experiences and, as a result, I argue that the interp...
I argue that the right to mental health should be viewed as a universal human right and that the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), as an international standard, protects it because it places a positive duty on states to actively promote the mental well-being of its citizens for the purpose of preserving th...
In Ecological Thinking , Lorraine Code argues that advocacy “often makes knowledge possible” and without it “certain kinds of knowing are impossible.” By acknowledging the value of subjectivity and testimony in knowledge creation, I argue that ecological thinking serves as an appropriate framework for engagement with individuals who are living with...