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April 14th, 2020

From the vaults: The Philosophy of Mental Illness

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Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

Forum for Philosophy

April 14th, 2020

From the vaults: The Philosophy of Mental Illness

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Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

Matthew Broome/ Bonnie Evans/ Tim Thornton

 


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How should we think of mental illness? Is the classification and treatment of mental illness related to broader societal issues, or can mental disorders be reduced solely to neurobiological disorders? Can the study of mental illness can teach us something about ‘normal’ cognition? And how does what we think about mental illness impact on questions about responsibility and morality?

 

Speakers
Matthew Broome
Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Consultant Psychiatrist in Early Intervention, Division of Mental Health and Wellbeing, University of Warwick Medical School
Bonnie Evans
Researcher, Centre for the Humanities and Health, King’s College London
Tim Thornton
Professor of Philosophy and Mental Health, University of Central Lancashire

Chair
Kristina Musholt
LSE Fellow, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method & Deputy Director, Forum for Philosophy

 

Recorded on Tuesday 7 May 2013 at the LSE

 

 

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