Matthew Broome/ Bonnie Evans/ Tim Thornton/ Kristina Musholt
Tuesday 7 May 2013, 6.30 – 8pm
Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE
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 and Deputy Director of the Forum for European Philosophy
How should we think of mental illness? Can mental disorders be reduced to neurobiological disorders? This panel discussed these and related questions, such as whether the study of mental illness can teach us something about ‘normal’ cognition, how the classification and treatment of mental illness is related to broader societal issues, and questions relating to responsibility and morality in mental disorders.