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 and to increase understanding of the key issues in discussions on bodies and minds in medicine and philosophy.

There are a very few places are left for this conference. Please contact Julia Howse 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: 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 


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