Laura-An Rizza is a doctoral researcher at the Department of Philosophy and Moral Sciences of the Free University of Brussels (VUB) under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Johan Stuy. Her research focuses on the ethics in psychiatry, the human existential continuum and the question of authenticity. Laura-An holds an M.A. in History (VUB, dissertation: 'The feasibility of statistical methods for the quantification of medieval manuscript production - Between historiography and mathematics') and an M.A. in Philosophy (VUB, dissertation: 'The consolation of solitude. Nietzsche and the tragic affirmation of life').