Since there is a winter weather advisory in effect from 3pm until midnight this evening, there will be no PPRG meeting this evening. We will post a new schedule for our spring semester meetings very soon.
Check out the current edition of Public Affairs Quarterly (January 2015, Vol. 29, No.1)!
It is guest edited by Dan Moseley and contains the following essays:
“The DSM-5 Definition of Mental Disorder” by Devin Singh and Walter Sinnott-Armstrong
“Psychological Justice: DSM-5, False Positive Diagnosis, and Fair Equality of Opportunity” by Jerome Wakefield
“Revision and Representation: The Controversial Case of DSM-5″ by Dominic Sisti and Rebecca Johnson
“Hyponarrativity and Context-Specific Limitations of the DSM-5″ by Serife Tekin and Melissa Mosko
The articles are available here: http://paq.press.illinois.edu/29/1/index.html
The new plan for next week’s meeting (Thursday, March 5 in room 213 of Caldwell Hall) is to discuss Benjamin Kozuch and Michael McKenna’s “Free Will, Moral Responsibility, and Mental Illness” and Chandra Sripada‘s commentary on it, entitled, “Mental Illness, Moral Responsibility, and Expression of the Self.” This fascinating exchange is forthcoming in Moseley and Gala’s Philosophy and Psychiatry: Problems, Intersections and New Perspectives (Routledge). RSVP to Dan if you plan to attend or would like a copy of the papers.
Unfortunately, we must reschedule the presentation by Elizabeth (Lizzie) Schecter (Washington University in St. Louis) “On the Possibility of Pluralindividualism.” Dr. Schecter will present her paper to PPRG on Thursday, May 7.
Marvin Swartz, MD (Duke University), who is one of the nation’s leading researchers on psychiatric advance directives, will discuss “How Might Psychiatric Advance Directives Improve Crisis Care?” during a webinar on February 25 from 12:00pm-1:00pm (EST). The informational flyer for the session is available at the following link:
Information for the Call for Abstracts for the upcoming “Mind, Value, and Mental Health: Philosophy and Psychiatry Summer School and Conference” at St. Hilda’s College, Oxford University is available at the following link:
The deadline for abstracts is March 15, 2015.
Peter Railton’s “Innocent Abroad: Rupture, Liberation and Solidarity,” was the Dewy Lecture at the 2014 meeting of the Central Division meeting of the American Philosophical Association meeting. It is a rich memoir that contains many insightful observations about contemporary academic philosophy and discusses the stigma of mental illness in that context.