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Philosophy and Psychiatry

4 February 2019 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

All welcome | Free to attend | First come, first served at the door


Mental disorders are widely held to have a chemical basis best treated with medication, and contemporary psychiatry is more closely allied with the neuro- and behavioural sciences than with philosophy. So what, if anything, does philosophy have to offer psychiatry today? Exploring both historical examples and contemporary psychiatric practice, we ask what the theoretical and therapeutic benefits of a philosophically informed psychiatry might be.


Lisa Conlon
Consultant Psychiatrist, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
Jean Khalfa
Senior Lecturer in French Studies, Trinity College, Cambridge
Stella Sandford
Professor of Modern European Philosophy, Kingston University London
Alistair Stewart
Consultant Psychiatrist,Fairfield General Hospital, Bury

Danielle Sands
Fellow, Forum for Philosophy
Lecturer in Comparative Literature and Culture, Royal Holloway, University of London


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4 February 2019
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE
London, WC2A 2AE United Kingdom + Google Map