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The Philosophy of Mental Illness


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Speaker(s): Professor Matthew Broome, Dr Bonnie Evans, Professor Tim Thornton
Chair: Dr Kristina Musholt

Recorded on 7 May 2013 in Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House.

How should we think of mental disorders? Can psychiatry be reduced to neuroscience, or is there something irreducibly mental in mental illness?

Matthew Broome is associate clinical professor of psychiatry and consultant psychiatrist in early intervention in the Division of Mental Health and Wellbeing at the University of Warwick Medical School.

Bonnie Evans is a researcher in the Centre for the Humanities and Health at King’s College London.

Tim Thornton is professor of philosophy and mental health at the University of Central Lancashire.

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