On Friday 19th October, the Centre for the Humanities and Health and the Department of Philosophy at King’s College London will be holding a one-day workshop entitled ‘Bodies and Minds’ . This workshop will bring together a group of philosophers and physicians/health care workers small enough to facilitate constructive and lively group discussion on the topic.
The aims of this workshop are
• to generate real cross-disciplinary interchange between medical scientists/professionals and philosophers
• to increase understanding of the key issues in discussions on bodies and minds in medicine and philosophy.
The program is copied below.
The workshop is the fourth in a series, reports on and programs of earlier workshops can be accessed on this website: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/innovation/groups/chh/research/conceptsofhealth.aspx
There are a very few places are left for this conference. Please contact Julia Howse (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like to attend.
One-day Workshop on Bodies and Minds in Medicine
Centre for the Humanities and Health, King’s College London
Friday 19th October 2012
09:10 – 09:30 Arrivals, Reception; Tea & Coffee
09:30 – 09:45 Opening Remarks (Dr Elselijn Kingma and Professor David Papineau)
09:45 – 11:00 – Block 1: Mental, Physical and Psychosomatic Disorder
Professor Peter White, Professor of Psychological Medicine, Barts and the London School of Medicine, Queen Mary University London
Dr Natalie Banner, Wellcome Postdoctoral Research Fellow, King’s College London
11:00 – 11:15 Break: Tea & Coffee
11:15 – 12:30 – Block 2: Pleasure and Pain
Dr Mick Thacker, King’s College London
Dr Nicholas Shea, Reader in Philosophy, King’s College London
12:30-13:30 Break: Lunch
13:30 – 14:45 – Block 3: Consciousness of our Bodies
Speakers (13:30 -14:00)
Dr Manos Tsakiris, Reader in Neuropsychology, Royal Holloway, University of London
Dr Lucy O’Brien, Reader, University College London
14:45 – 15:00 Break: Tea & Coffee
15:00- 16:15 – Block 4: Addiction
Professor David Nutt, Edmund J Safra Professor of Neuropsychopharmacology, Director of the Centre for Neuropsychopharmacology, Imperial College London
Dr Maria Alvarez, Reader in Philosophy, King’s College London
16:15 – 17:00 – Closing remarks (Professor MM McCabe)