Sunday 24 March 2013

Book launch of the new Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Psychiatry

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Psychiatry offers the most comprehensive reference resource for this area ever published and we are delighted to announce the launch as part of the Summer School. Sponsored by Oxford University Press, the launch will open with a short address from Dr Anita Avramides (Reader in Philosophy of Mind, University of Oxford).

The book is written and edited by an international team comprising world-leading philosophers and psychiatrists, resulting in an authoritative volume. We are very happy to welcome several of these team members to the Summer School where they will be delivering key sessions:

• Values in Mental Health Practice - Professor Bill Fulford (Emeritus Professor of Philosophy and Mental Health, University of Warwick, and Member of the Philosophy Faculty, University of Oxford)
• Ordering Disorder: Mental Disorder, Brain Disorder and Therapeutic Intervention - Professor George Graham (Professor of Philosophy and Neuroscience, Georgia State University)
• Karl Jaspers and the Ethics of Incomprehensibility - Professor Giovanni Stanghellini (Professor of Dynamic Psychology and Psychopathology, University of Chieti)

These sessions form part of an intensive programme delivered through keynote lectures and seminars offering opportunities for substantial dialogue between philosophers, scientists and mental health practitioners. The Summer School will take place at St Catherine’s College, Oxford (14 – 19 July 2013) and includes opportunities to network and socialise with fellow delegates, faculty members and invited speakers. Residential and non-residential options are available.

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