At the next PPRG meeting Molly Gardner will lead a discussion of Lauren Greenfield’s 2006 documentary “Thin.” The film is available streaming via Amazon Prime. We will meet on Wednesday, September 17 from 7:30pm-9:00pm in room 213 of Caldwell Hall. Refreshments will be provided. RSVP to Dan if you plan to attend or have any questions about the meeting.
Note: we are meeting 30 minutes later than usual so that the PPRG meeting does not conflict with the PPE talk by David Lefkowitz that meets in room 105 of Caldwell Hall from 6:00pm-7:30pm.
Following up on themes from our last discussion, we will discuss Jennifer Radden and Somogy Varga’s “The Epistemological Value of Depression Memoirs: A Meta-Analysis” (Chapter 9 of The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Psychiatry) at the next PPRG meeting, which will be Wednesday, September 3 in room 213 of Caldwell Hall. There will be snacks. Please RSVP to Dan if you plan to attend or would like a copy of the reading.
For those who might be interested, here is a blog post by George Graham and Owen Flanagan that discusses Thomas Insel’s (Director of the NIMH) remarks about the DSM-5 and RDoC:
We are very pleased that Owen Flanagan, James B. Duke Professor of Philosophy and Professor of Neurobiology, will kick off this year’s meetings with a discussion of his paper “Identity and Addiction: What Alcoholic Memoirs Teach” (Chapter 51 of The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Psychiatry). Contact Dan if you need access to the paper. Additional background for the discussion is Flanagan’s paper on the role of shame in recovery, which can be accessed here:
The meeting will be Monday, August 18 from 7:00pm-8:30pm in room 213 of Caldwell Hall. There will be food from Med Deli. Please send an RSVP to Dan if you plan to attend.
We are happy to announce that we have just completed our fourth year of meetings and are about to embark upon our fifth!