Discussion: Jennifer Radden and Somogy Varga, “The Epistemological Value of Depression Memoirs: A Meta-Analysis”

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.

Presentation: Owen Flanagan, “Identity and Addiction: What Alcoholic Memoirs Teach”

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:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3792617/

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.

Presentation: Charles Olbert and Gary Gala, “Supervenience and Psychiatry: Are Mental Disorders Brain Disorders?”

We are pleased to announce that Charles Olbert and Gary Gala will present their work-in-progress, “Supervenience and Psychiatry: Are Mental Disorders Brain Disorders?” at our next meeting, which will be TUESDAY, July 8 from 7:00PM-8:30PM in room 213 of Caldwell Hall. Please contact Dan if you plan to attend or would like a copy of the paper.

Presentation: Devin Singh and Walter Sinnot-Armstrong, “The DSM-5 Definition of Mental Disorder”

We are very pleased to announce that Devin Singh and Walter Sinnot-Armstrong will present their work-in-progress, “The DSM-5 Definition of Mental Disorder” at our next meeting, which will be WEDNESDAY, June 11 from 7:00PM-8:30PM in room 213 of Caldwell Hall. Please contact Dan if you plan to attend or would like a copy of the paper.

Presentation: Jesse Summers, “Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc: Some Costs and Benefits of Rationalization”

We are very pleased to announce that Jesse Summers (Duke University) will present his work-in-progress ”Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc: Some Costs and Benefits of Rationalization” at the next PPRG meeting, which will be THURSDAY, May 29 from 7:00pm-8:30pm in Room 213 of Caldwell Hall. Please RSVP (contact Dan) if you plan to attend the meeting. A copy of the paper will be distributed to the list-serv the week prior to the talk.