Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Oxford Summer Schools and Conferences: Philosophy and Psychiatry: Mind, Value and Mental Health

Oxford Summer Schools and Conferences

Philosophy and Psychiatry: Mind, Value and Mental Health 

Programme now updated ...

3rd Oxford Summer School 

(13-14 July 2017)


Philosophical Psychopathology Today
Giovanni Stanghellini (Professor of Dynamic Psychology and Psychotherapy,Chieti University)
Matthew Broome (Senior Clinical Research Fellow, University of Oxford)

Empathy and Psychology 
Anita Avramides (Reader in Philosophy of Mind, University of Oxford)
Jonathan Cole (Consultant in Clinical Neurophysiology, Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust) 
Dan Zahavi 
(Professor of Philosophy, University of Copenhagen)

Sarah Majid (Consultant Psychiatrist in Psychotherapy, The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust) 
Derek Bolton (Professor of Philosophy and Psychopathology, King’s College London)

Depression / Bipolar Disorder 
Stephen McHugh (Research Fellow in the Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford) 
Benedict Smith (Lecturer in Philosophy, Durham University)

Epistemic Injustice and Psychiatry 
Abdi Sanati (Consultant Psychiatrist, North East London NHS Foundation Trust) 
Elianna Fetterolf (Post-doctoral Research Fellow, University of Oxford)

2nd International Conference  

(15 July 2017)

Thrive: the Power of Psychological Therapies to
Transform Lives

David M. Clark (Professor and Chair of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford)

Interpersonal Experience and the Sense of Reality
Matthew Ratcliffe (Professor of Philosophy, University of Vienna)

Epistemic Violence and the Social Imaginary: Patient Voices and Mechanisms of Silencing in Psychiatry
Nancy Nyqvist Potter (Professor of Theoretical Philosophy, University of Louisville)

Dan Hutto explaining radical enactivism whilst on a rollercoaster

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Antonio Cerella on the globalization of hate

"The German philosopher Ernst Cassirer has defined man as an animal symbolicum. For, unique among living beings, “he has so enveloped himself in linguistic forms, in artistic images, in mythical symbols or religious rites that he cannot see or know anything except by the interposition of this artificial medium.” In this sense, to say that things are meaningful to us means that they give significance to our existence. A teacup is not only a tool but also material memory, life coagulated into a form and an object. As the Colombian philosopher Nicolás Gómez Dávila poetically has it, “Soul is what grows on things when they last”. Very true, when they last for us who are symbolic animals and “grasp” things through our meanings." Read more here.