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  • American Philosophical Association
    on Nov 12, 2009 in philosophy
    After several years of ambivalance, I decided this year to not renew my dues to the APA. I'm not on the job market, I don't plan to go any APA meetings, and it provides no other useful services for me. As a department chair, I could do with plenty...
  • Neuroethics at ASBH
    on Oct 9, 2009 in neuroethics
    Here's the program for Neuroethics at the ASBH meeting this year.Neuroethics Affinity Group Agenda for October 16:11:45 AM Welcome and Introductions11:50 AM Announcements NIH update - ChenBrain Matters - Krahn Penn Update - Pow...
    on Oct 3, 2009
    CFP: Madness & Literature1ST INTERNATIONAL HEALTH HUMANITIES CONFERENCE 2010“Madness and Literature”The Institute of Mental Health is hosting The 1st International Health Humanities Conference at The University of Nottingham, UK from Friday 6...
  • Kant on mental disorder
    on Aug 28, 2009 in mental illness Kant
    Patrick FriersonKant on mental disorder. Part 1: An overviewHistory of Psychiatry 2009 20: 267-289Kant on mental disorder. Part 2: Philosophical implications of Kant’s accountHistory of Psychiatry 2009 20: 290-310
  • Review of Scanlon's Moral Dimensions: Permissibility, Meaning, Blame
    on Aug 19, 2009 in moral responsibility scanlon
    Forthcoming in Philosophy in Review. Vol. 29 no. 4. Pages 58-60.T. M. Scanlon Moral Dimensions: Permissibility, Meaning, Blame. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press 2008. Pp. 227. US$29.95 (cloth ISBN-13: 978-0-674-03178-4).Following in the step...
  • Recent popular media
    on Jul 30, 2009 in psychiatry DSM-V
    This week there was an excellent show on BBC Radio 4 in their Mind Changers series, hosted by Claudia Hammond on David Rosenhan's famous Pseudo-Patient Study reported in "Being Sane in Insane Places." It features interviews with his colleagues and d...
  • Ethics and Values in Contemporary Psychiatry
    on Jun 15, 2009 in psychiatric ethics
    This one passed me by, but I just stumbled on it.Ethics and Values in Contemporary PsychiatryHarvard Review of Psychiatry, Volume 16 Issue 6 2008 ToC: in particular, I noted:T...
  • APA NEWSLETTER ON PHILOSOPHY AND MEDICINE2 new articles in the APA NEWSLETTER ON PHILOSOPHY AND MEDICINE of particular interest:"Classifying Dysthymia," by Jennifer Radden"Nosologic Validity and the Intuitively Accessible View of Natural Kinds," by Claire PounceyVolume 08, Number 2 Spring 2...
  • Recent publicationsAn article and a journal issue:A role for ownership and authorship in the analysis of thought insertionLisa Bortolotti and Matthew BroomePhenomenology and the Cognitive SciencesVolume 8, Number 2 / June, 2009Abstract Philosophers are interested in...
  • New Art
    on Apr 30, 2009 in fine art
    A relatively rare non-philosophy post.I wandered around some Chelsea galleries yesterday, as I regularly do, before going to Pat Kitcher's talk on Kant on theoretical and practical reasoning at CUNY (which didn't inspire me to go and read more Kant).
  • 2 Posts at King's College London
    on Apr 27, 2009
  • Review of Rachel Cooper: Psychiatry and Philosophy of ScienceForthcoming in Philosophy in Review. Volume XXIX no. 2 (April 2009). Pages 19-21.Rachel Cooper Psychiatry and Philosophy of Science. McGill-Queen’s University Press 2007. Pp. 240. US$90.00 (cloth ISBN-13: 978-0-7735-3386-8); US$27.95 (paper ISBN-...
  • Recent Papers Relevant to Philosophy of Psychiatry"From Descartes to Desipramine: Psychopharmacology and the Self"Ian Gold, McGill University and Lauren Olin, McGill UniversityAbstract:Despite the remarkably widespread use of the new generation of antidepressants, almost everything we know about the...
  • News items
    on Apr 13, 2009 in philosophy of psychiatry
    A few things came to my inbox in the last week. From the latest issue of Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy Volume 12, Number 2 / May, 2009The ethics of self-change: becoming oneself by way of antidepressants or psychotherapy? Fredrik SvenaeusandSh...
  • Another new issue of PPPThe issues of PPP are coming fast and furious now. Hot on the heels of the last, I just received 15(2), June 2008. At this rate, the journal dates will start to match the calendar dates. This one is so new, it is not yet listed on the PPP website...
  • PPP Issue on Vice and Disorder
    on Apr 1, 2009 in ethics philosophy of psychiatry
    In the latest issue of PPP, John Sadler has put together a "philosophical case conference" on vice and the classification of mental disorders, which will be a great resource for future discussion of the area.His target piece features discussion of so...
  • Channel 4 and Mental Illness
    on Mar 23, 2009 in psychiatry UK TV
    While on my trip to the UK, I took advantage of Channel 4's on demand service 4oD (which is only available in the UK).I had been keen to see the Channel 4 production of Claire Allan's novel Poppy Shakespeare, which I reviewed in Metapsychology in 200...
  • Catching Up
    on Mar 20, 2009 in UK philosophy of psychiatry
    My trip to the UK went well. The seminar at Newcastle University Policy, Ethics and Life Sciences Research Centre (PEALS) was interesting especially because a number of mental health service users came and gave helpful feedback on my presentation on...
  • Talks and ConferenceI've got a busy few weeks coming up. I'll be in the UK, giving a seminar at Newcastle and participating in a couple of workshops at Warwick and Lancaster.On Wednesday, February 25, I'm doing a Policy, Ethics and Life Sciences Research Cent
  • Talks and ConferenceI've got a busy few weeks coming up. I'll be in the UK, giving a seminar at Newcastle and participating in a couple of workshops at Warwick and Lancaster.On Wednesday, February 25, I'm doing a Policy, Ethics and Life Sciences Research Cent