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April 14th, 2020

From the vaults: The Politics of Mental Health

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Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

Forum for Philosophy

April 14th, 2020

From the vaults: The Politics of Mental Health

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Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

Victoria Dutchman-Smith/ Emmy Eklundh/ Matthew Ratcliffe

 


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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?

 

Speakers
Victoria Dutchman-Smith
Journalist and commentator
Emmy Eklundh
Teaching Fellow in Spanish and International Politics, KCL
Matthew Ratcliffe
Professor for Theoretical Philosophy, University of Vienna

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

 

Recorded on 8 November 2017 at the LSE

 

 

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