Current and Future Applications of Phenomenology in Psychiatry (Workshop, Durham, 20 July 2013)

Current and Future Applications of Phenomenology in Psychiatry Durham University 20th July 2013 As part of the celebrations marking the centenary of Karl Jaspers’ General Psychopathology, we are pleased to announce a one-day workshop at Grey College, Durham University exploring the theme Current and Future applications of Phenomenology in Psychiatry. Read more…

Concepts of Mental Health (Call for Participants, British Postgraduate Philosophy Association Masterclass, April 2013)

BPPA Masterclass 2013 April 12th-13th University College London A unique opportunity for graduate researchers within the field of philosophy and mental health has just been announced. This year’s British Postgraduate Philosophy Association masterclass will be on concepts of mental health. A masterclass involves a mixture of seminars, group-workshops, presentations by students and experts and Read more…

The Power of Hesitation: Bergson, Merleau-Ponty, and seeing differently – Prof Alia Al-Saji (IAS Public Lecture, Durham, 25 October 2012)

The Power of Hesitation: Bergson, Merleau-Ponty, and seeing differently Professor Alia Al-Saji McGill University, Canada 25 October 2012, 5.30—6.30pm Pemberton Building, Palace Green, Durham University Abstract:  This paper asks how perception becomes racializing and seeks the means for its critical interruption. Professor Al-Saji’s aim is twofold: first, to understand the Read more…

“Oral phenomenology” Special Issue of Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences (CFP)

“Oral phenomenology” Special Issue of Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences Guest Editor: István Aranyosi (Bilkent University) The oral cavity is an anatomical unit most relevant to contemporary approaches in the philosophy and psychology of perception which consider the senses as integrated perceptual systems, and perception as an active phenomenon dependent on Read more…

Getting Better: How Philosophy Can Help Things Improve – Prof Graham Parkes (Seminar, Durham Philosophy Department, 6 August 2012)

Readers of this blog are warmly invited to a talk by Professor Graham Parkes (UC Cork), entitled ‘Getting Better: How Philosophy Can Help Things Improve‘, hosted by the Applied Phenomenology Research Group, on Monday 6th August, 10.30am, in room 005, 48/49 Old Elvet. Abstract: ‘Our personal lives are full of things we Read more…

‘Embracing Vulnerability: Reflections on Healing and Incurable Illness’ Prof S. Kay Toombs (Public Lecture, Bristol, 22 May 2012)

Royal Institute of Philosophy & UWE Applied Philosophy Research Group presents: Prof S. Kay Toombs (Baylor University) ‘Embracing Vulnerability: Reflections on Healing and Incurable Illness’ Date: Tuesday 22 May 2012 Venue: Waterside 3, The Watershed, 1 Canon’s Way, City Centre, Bristol Time: 18:00-19:30 Cost: Free Register via email to Havi Read more…

CFP – Rethinking the Self: Transnational and Transdisciplinary Bioethical and Biopolitical Concerns, Helsinki, April 2012

Rethinking the Self: Transnational and Transdisciplinary Bioethical and Biopolitical Concerns An International Symposium hosted by the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, University of Helsinki Date: 10.–12.4.2012 Deadline: 1.12.2011 This international and interdisciplinary symposium addresses how cultural, medical and political understandings of the self are shifting and changing in contemporary societies. Read more…