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.
On Monday, February 9, from 6:00pm-7:30pm, David Shoemaker (Tulane University) will give a presentation entitled “Psychopathic Responsibility: From Anger to Disdain.” Details about the talk are available at the following link:
In preparation for our discussion of coercion in psychiatry and involuntary civil commitment, and for those who have an independent interest in these topics, I strongly recommend the webinar on civil commitment law that is available at the following link:
This outstanding discussion is moderated and introduced by Jeffrey Swanson and contains presentations by Paul Appelbaum, Richard Bonnie, and John Monahan. An insightful Q&A session follows and an informative slide show to accompany the presentations is available at the webpage above. It was recorded on January 22, 2015. The webinar provides a great crash course on civil commitment law in the US.