Friday, 14 December 2012

Conference (London) Defensible in Theory and Workable in Practice

Is there are conception of autonomy that is:
Defensible in Theory and Workable in Practice

15-16 March 2013
Institute of Philosophy, London

Are any conceptions of autonomy defensible in theory and workable in practice? At the Essex Autonomy Project, this has been a key question animating our work. In this international conference — the culmination of our major programme of events — we intend to address it head on with contributions from philosophers, lawyers, psychiatrists and other practitioners. Among the issues to be discussed will be philosophical disputes about theories of autonomy, developments in mental health and capacity law, and autonomy in the context of eating disorders. A debate between Gordon Ashton (District Judge and Court of Protection) and Genevra Richardson (Professor of Law, Kings College London) will also be held, exploring the contested implications of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities for reform of regimes of legal capacity.

Speakers: John Adlam, Michael Bach, Paul Benson, Derek Bolton, Fabian Freyenhagen, Wayne Martin

Participation is free, but seating is limited: advanced registration is required. To register please visit the website: