PhD Scholarship: Mental health justice and the capability to live in the community

Deadline for applications: 7th May 2017. Professor Sir Richard Trainor Scholarship for a PhD student to work on “Mental health justice and the capability to live in the community” with Dr Sridhar Venkatapuram and Dr Hanna Kienzler in the Department of Global Health & Social Medicine at King’s College London. For more information about the scholarship please see:  http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/assets/PDF/graduate-school/RT-scholarship-project-advert-VENKATAPURAM.pdf […]

Seminar: Chimes of freedom, Bob Dylan, enhanced goodness, super A.I. and the future of humanity

Wednesday March 22nd, 16:00 – 17:30. Room K0.18, King’s Building, Strand Campus, King’s College London. A Global Health and Social Medicine Series event with Professor John Harris (Institute for Science, Ethics & Innovation at the University of Manchester and visiting professor in Bioethics at GHSM). Educated at the University of Kent and at Balliol College, Oxford, Prof John Harris is the author or […]

Forum: Psychoanalysis, Philosophy, Literature

Tuesday 7 March 2017, 6.30-8pm. Wolfson Theatre, London School of Economics. What does the infinite mean to us as finite beings? Can we root our thinking in the finite, or does the idea of the infinite always return? Does thinking philosophically about the infinite inevitably lead us to theology? Thinkers from philosophy, psychoanalysis, and literary studies […]

Lecture: “Difficult people”: A theory of defiance and the role of the social imaginary

1 March 2017, 3 pm – 5 pm. Royal Institute of Philosophy Public Lecture at the University of Kent. Speaker: Nancy Potter, Louisville Abstract: Difficult and defiant people present problems to social cohesion, to law enforcement, to education, to psychiatry, and to the juridical system. But whose problems are these, and who bears the burden of […]

Seminar: Manic temporality and decision-making

2 March 2017, 17:00-18:30. Anatomy Lecture Theatre, Hodgkin Building, Guy’s Campus, King’s College London. Manic Temporality and Decision-Making: A Phenomenological Approach Wayne Martin, Department of Philosophy, University of Essex. Abstract: The symptom scales and diagnostic criteria for mania are peppered with temporally inflected language: increased rate of speech, racing thoughts, flight of ideas, hyperactivity. But […]

Seminar: Hypochondria – Do societies make us ill?

Tuesday January 17th, 2017, 6pm. Maudsley Philosophy Group seminar. Board Room, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London, Denmark Hill campus. Professor Fabian Freyenhagen, Professor of Philosophy and Co-Director of the Essex Autonomy Project, University of Essex. Abstract: Do societies make us ill? Are societies ill themselves? For many centuries philosophers and social theorists […]