Discussion: Shaun Gallagher, “Intersubjectivity and Psychopathology”

Our last meeting of the Fall 2013 semester will be on Wednesday, December 11 in Room 208 of Caldwell Hall. We’ll discuss Shaun Gallagher’s “Intersubjectivity and Psychopathology” (Chapter 19 of The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Psychiatry, pp.258-274). Contact Dan if you would like a copy of the paper or plan to attend the meeting. There will be food from Med Deli. PPRG meetings will resume in January 2014.

Presentation: Dorit Bar-On, “Minding the Gap: In Defense of Mind-Mind Continuity”

We are very pleased to announce that Dorit Bar-On, (Zachary Smith Distinguished Professor; Director of The Expressive Communication and Origins of Meaning Research Group) will present “Minding the Gap: In Defense of Mind-Mind Continuity” at the next PPRG meeting, which will be Wednesday, November 20 from 7:00pm-8:30pm. The presentation is a sequel to Bar-On’s recent paper “Expressive Communication and Continuity Skepticism” (Journal of Philosophy, Vol.CX, No.6, June 2013, pp.293-330), which is background reading for the meeting. There will be food from Med Deli. Please RSVP (contact Dan) if you plan to attend the meeting or would like a copy of the background reading.

Discussion: Foddy, Kahane, and Savulescu’s “Practical Neuropsychiatric Ethics”

We are pleased to announce that Julian Savulescu (Director of Oxford University’s Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics) will join us during our next meeting for a discussion of “Practical Neuropsychiatric Ethics” which he co-authored with Bennett Foddy and Guy Kahane. The essay is Chapter 69 of the Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Psychiatry (pp.1185-1201). We’ll meet on Wednesday, October 30 from 7:00pm-8:30pm in room 208 of Caldwell Hall. There will be food from Med Deli. Please contact Dan (at daniel.moseley@unc.edu) if you plan to attend or would like a copy of the paper.

Presentation: Patrick Sullivan on “Implications of the Genetic Architecture of Schizophrenia”

We are very pleased to announce that Patrick Sullivan, (Distinguished Professor of Genetics, Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Director of Psychiatric Genomics at UNC-CH) will give a presentation on “Implications of the Genetic Architecture of Schizophrenia” at the next PPRG meeting, which will be Wednesday, October 9 from 7:00pm-8:30pm. There will be food from Med Deli. Please RSVP (contact Dan) if you plan to attend the meeting or would like a copy of the background reading.