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April 14th, 2020

From the vaults: Philosophy and Psychiatry

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Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

Forum for Philosophy

April 14th, 2020

From the vaults: Philosophy and Psychiatry

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Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

Lisa Conlan/ Jean Khalfa/ Stella Sandford/ Alistair Stewart

 


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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.

 

Speakers
Lisa Conlan, 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

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

 

Recorded on 4 February 2019 at the LSE

 

 

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Forum for Philosophy

Forum for Philosophy is a non-profit organization promoting philosophy. We host events, produce podcasts, and publish an essay series to showcase the work of contemporary academic philosophers from all philosophical traditions, often in conversation with each other and with academics from other disciplines. In all of our activities, we promote thought-provoking discussion of science, art, and politics from a philosophical perspective.

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