James Phillips, MD, is an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine. He is in the private practice of general and forensic psychiatry. In the Yale department he is involved in residency training, the Hispanic Clinic, and the Global Mental Health Committee. He has a long involvement with the Association for the Advancement of Philosophy and Psychiatry, serving as Secretary and as editor of the Bulletin of AAPP. He has written extensively in the area of philosophy and psychiatry and edited Philosophical Perspectives on Technology and Psychiatry (Oxford 2008) and (with James Morley) Imagination and its Pathologies (MIT 2003). For the past six years Dr Phillips has been involved in the development of a psychiatric clinic in a never-served Andean city (Ayacucho) in Peru.