Seminar: Delusional Reasoning

27 October 2016 – 16:30-18:00 Philosophy and Medicine seminar King’s Building, K-1.56, King’s College London, Strand Campus Matthew Parrott, KCL Philosophy Abstract: In psychiatric textbooks and diagnostic manuals delusions are typically characterized in terms of impaired reasoning or as manifestations of irrationality. Yet it remains unclear what precisely is irrational about delusional patterns of thinking. […]

Debate: There is no art to find the mind’s construction within the asylum

26th October, 4.30-7pm, 2016. Bethlem Gallery, Bethlem Royal Hospital, Monks Orchard Road, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 3BX The ‘Raving’ and ‘Melancholy’ Debates Curated by Dr Deji Ayonrinde, Consultant Psychiatrist Join us for the inaugural event in a specially curated programme of debates designed to promote active dialogue about national and global issues relevant to mental health, […]

Exhibition and events: Bedlam

15 September 2016 – 15 January 2017 Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Rd, London NW1 2BE Follow the rise and fall of the mental asylum and explore how it has shaped the complex landscape of mental health today. Reimagine the institution, informed by the experiences of the patients, doctors, artists and reformers who inhabited the asylum or […]

Lecture series: Prediction Machines

18th, 21st and 25th October 2016,  18:00 – 19:30. Institute of Philosophy, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU. The Chandaria Lectures 2016 The Institute of Philosophy is delighted to announce that this year’s Chandaria Lecture series will be given by Professor Andy Clark of the University of Edinburgh 18th, 21st and 25th of October. Lecture 1: Prediction […]

Symposium: What is autism?

15th of December 2016. Stadscampus of the University of Antwerp. The Centre for Ethics of the University of Antwerp, together with Autism Ethics Network, is organizing a half-day symposium in which we will discuss some of these questions, on the basis of two papers presented by Marie Deserno (Department of Psychology, University of Amsterdam) and Andreas De Block (Insitute of Philosophy, […]