4 February, 2019, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm.
Old Theatre, Old Building, London School of Economics, London, WC2A 2AE.
Starting from the controversial premise that …
Mental disorders are widely held to have a chemical basis best treated with medication, and contemporary psychiatry is more closely allied with the neuro- and behavioural sciences than with philosophy. So what, if anything, does philosophy have to offer psychiatry today? Exploring both historical examples and contemporary psychiatric practice, we ask what the theoretical and therapeutic benefits of a philosophically informed psychiatry might be.
Consultant Psychiatrist, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
Senior Lecturer in French Studies, Trinity College, Cambridge
Professor of Modern European Philosophy, Kingston University London
Consultant Psychiatrist,Fairfield General Hospital, Bury
Fellow, Forum for Philosophy
Lecturer in Comparative Literature and Culture, Royal Holloway, University of London
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