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  • Oxford Summer Schools and Conferences: Philosophy and Psychiatry: Mind, Value and Mental Health
    on Dec 14, 2016
    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 TodayGiovanni Stanghellini&...
  • Dan Hutto explaining radical enactivism whilst on a rollercoaster
    on Dec 14, 2016
  • Antonio Cerella on the globalization of hate
    on Dec 8, 2016
    "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...
  • Dialogues in Philosophy, Mental and Neuro Sciences
    on Jul 1, 2016
    “Dear Colleague,I'm pleased to inform you that the new issue of the international online journal Dialogues in Philosophy, Mental and Neuro Sciences has been published, it is freely readable at :www.crossingdialogues.com/current_issue.htm The issue...
  • Dysphagia: getting it right for the patient #ADP_2016
    on Jun 23, 2016
    I have spent the day (at the generous invitation of Hazel Roddam) at Advancing Dysphagia Practice conference at UCLan, this year focusing on the theme of getting it right for the patient and hence on the application of person centred care. Three pape...
  • Crowdfunding for maternity research
    on Jun 15, 2016
    One of my PhD student tutees is attempting to crowdfund an aspect of her research.Her page is here.  "Who am I? ¿Quién soy yo? My name is Lucia and my ambition is to help women achieve healthier and happier births. I am a midwife and full...
  • Philosophy and Psychiatry: Mind, Value and Mental Health
    on May 20, 2016
    Two linked events for philosophers, scientists, psychiatrists and other mental health professionals, and service users.3rd Oxford Summer School in Philosophy and Psychiatry: 13-14 July 2017A two-day summer school delivered by renowned experts in the...
  • MMU Workshop: Radical Ethnomethodology
    on May 12, 2016
    Workshop: Radical Ethnomethodology23 June 2016Location: Manchester Metropolitan University, New Business School, Floor 3, room # 3.14 (M16 6BH) 10:00 AM until 6:00 PMOn 23 June 2016, there will be a meeting at MMU on the topic of “Radical Ethnome...
  • The balance of description and criticism in philosophy essays
    on Apr 28, 2016
    Another case of putting something on my blog because I often rehash the same broad idea and so should keep a copy.Teaching on a Philosophy and Mental Health distance learning programme, Gloria and I are often asked by our mainly non-philosopher stude...
  • Values-Based Practice Theory Network Spring Conference, Oxford 3-4 May 2016
    on Apr 26, 2016
    The second meeting of the Values-Based Practice Theory Network will be a two-day conference held at St Catherine’s College Oxford on 3rd and 4th May 2016. The conference is run in partnership with the Collaborating Centre for Values-Practice in Hea...
  • The subjectivity that is supposed to be a correlative of moral objectivism
    on Apr 25, 2016
    I’ve been mulling over a train of thought in Travis’ paper ‘Frege’s target’ which I’ve summarised before on this blog. The line starts with crediting McDowell a frequent appeal to the idea that judgement in a particular area may call for...
  • Lancaster workshop on impact
    on Apr 19, 2016
    Very embarrassingly I’ve been asked to contribute to a workshop on impact at Lancaster University. Embarrassing, since I have no impact case study and have never achieved impact as understood by the Act. But I believe that I am to talk at the start...
  • Dialogue with Peter Lucas on experience, concepts, judgement and the world
    on Apr 8, 2016
    Over the last few weeks, I have been having an email conversation with my colleague Peter Lucas about the philosophical role and nature of experience and its place, or not, in accounting for what Wittgenstein describes as the ‘harmony of thought an...
  • There’s always a lump somewhere under the rug
    on Apr 7, 2016
    Here is a stab at summarising a thought I seem to return to often.At the MMU workshop on placebo, Phil Hutchinson sketched an account of a form of intentionality (in the philosophical sense of aboutness) which could be shared by linguistic humans and...
  • Placebo Workshop MMU
    on Apr 5, 2016
    I have spent the day at a workshop on placebo organised at MMU by Phil Hutchinson and Michael Loughlin. I came to the workshop because it is an area about which I know nothing but obviously ought to.Dan Moerman kicked off and pushed a particular mini...
  • Conference Announcement - Montgomery and Me
    on Apr 1, 2016
    “Dear Colleague,We are delighted to announce the attached conference hosted by the Collaborating Centre for Values-based Practice and the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, OxfordConfirmed Keynote speakers are· Baroness Hale, Deputy Pr...
  • Travis on seeing aspects
    on Mar 23, 2016
    Two months of not being able to think or write (and making very slow progress on a chapter about the differences between McDowell and Wittgenstein on the harmony of thought and reality) may be coming to an end in some conversations with Peter Lucas i...
  • 18th INPP conference: Psychopathology of the Present: theory and practice. São Paulo (Brazil), November 3rd to 5th, 2016
    on Jan 12, 2016
    Here is a link to this year's International Conference on Philosophy, Psychiatry and Psychology. Its theme/ title is Psychopathology of the Present: theory and practice.São Paulo (Brazil), November 3rd to 5th, 2016.
  • International Graduate Conference in Philosophy 2016: Madness, Disorder, and Society, University of Essex
    on Jan 12, 2016
    Another conference announcement, this time sent by Robert Chapman at Essex. The website is here.International Graduate Conference in Philosophy 2016: Madness, Disorder, and Society We are pleased to announce that the theme for this year's Essex...
  • Conference - Does the philosophy of psychiatry need a metaphysics? 3rd June, University of Lancaster
    on Jan 6, 2016
    Here is notice from Dr Rachel Cooper of a conference at the University of Lancaster and also, for those in the neighbourhood, a preliminary reading group.Conference - Does the philosophy of psychiatry need a metaphysics? 3rd JuneMuch recent work in t...