Louis C. Charland

PhD, Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Western Ontario, Canada

Louis C. Charland, Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Western Ontario, in London, Ontario, Canada, where he also holds a cross-appointment in Psychiatry and a joint-appointment in the Faculty of Health Sciences. Professor Charland's areas of specialization are the philosophy of emotion and the philosophy of psychiatry. In March 2003, Charland was awarded a Visiting Member Fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, to conduct research on decision-making capacity and personal responsibility in depression. He is currently working on a book that explores 19th century developments in the psychopathology of affectivity entitled, Moral Treatment and the Passions.

Competing Interests/Conflicts of Interest: None to declare in the past year.