Victoria Dutchman-Smith/ Emmy Eklundh/ Matthew Ratcliffe
At the intersection of the personal and the political, we explore the relationship between mental health and economics, politics, and society at large. Is it even possible to distinguish between mental illness that derives from an individual’s physiology or childhood experience and that which has broader social or political causes? Why do particular mental illnesses appear to characterize certain eras? Could social change limit the spread of mental illness in contemporary society?
Journalist and commentator
Teaching Fellow in Spanish and International Politics, KCL
Professor for Theoretical Philosophy, University of Vienna
Lecturer in Comparative Literature and Culture, Royal Holloway, University of London & Fellow, Forum for Philosophy
Recorded on 8 November 2017 at the LSE