Rutgers DSW Addictions Seminar

Phenomenology: Addiction

Below you will find essays about addiction from a phenomenological perspective. This is a very small but significant sample of work being done by phenomenologists. My purpose here is to expose you to literature and thinking that you’ll not likely find among those committed to the party line. If we fail to read beyond the existing neuropharmaphantasy (my neologism) we are left with what I call the CE-Workshop approach. These are generally presented by practitioners committed to a singular approach or understanding. And more often than not the CE-Workshop approach to dissemination of knowledge is myopic an naive. As you find others writing in this vein, please forward to me and I’ll add to the list.

Brewerton, T. D. (2014). Are Eating Disorders Addictions?. In
Eating Disorders, Addictions and Substance Use Disorders (pp. 267-299). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.
Channer, K., Kemp, R., & Reed, K. D. S. L. (2012, November). Addiction Recovery Monitoring and Support (ARMS). In
Clinical Psychology Forum (Vol. 23, p. 19).
Copoeru, I. (2014). Understanding Addiction: A Threefold Phenomenological Approach.
Human Studies, 37(3), 335-349.
Guilherme, M. (2014). On The Essence of Drunkenness and the Pathway to Addiction: A Phenomenological Contribution.
Journal of Addictive Behaviors, Therapy & Rehabilitation.
Henden, E. (2013). Addictive actions.
Philosophical Psychology, 26(3), 362-382.
Kemp, R. (2009). The lived-body of drug addiction. Existential Analysis, 20(1), 120-132.
Kemp, R. (2009). Relating to the other: truth and untruth in addiction.
European Journal of Psychotherapy and Counselling, 11(4), 355-368.
Kemp, R. (2013). Rock-Bottom As An Event of Truth.
Existential Analysis,24(1), 104-116.
Kemp, R. (2014). Much to offer substance users.
Psychologist, 27(1), 2-2.
Kemp, R. (2010). The Emergence of Group and Community Therapies.
Existential Analysis: Journal of the Society for Existential Analysis, 21(2).
Kemp, R. (2009). The temporal dimension of addiction.
Journal of Phenomenological Psychology, 40(1), 1-18.
Kennett, J., & McConnell, D. (2013). Explaining addiction: how far does the reward account of motivation take us?.
Inquiry, 56(5), 470-489.
Kennett, J., Matthews, S., & Snoek, A. (2013). Pleasure and addiction.
Frontiers in psychiatry, 4.
Slaby, J., & Choudhury, S. (2012). Proposal for a critical neuroscience.
Critical neuroscience: A handbook of the social and cultural contexts of neuroscience, 29-51.
Oksanen, A. (2013). Deleuze and the theory of addiction.
Journal of psychoactive drugs, 45(1), 57-67.
Williamson, W. P., & Hood Jr, R. W. (2013). Spiritual transformation: A phenomenological study among recovering substance abusers.
Pastoral Psychology, 62(6), 889-906.