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Addiction (Forum for Philosophy)
4 October 2021, 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
What is addiction? Although it is often discussed in terms of neurobiology, this can’t begin to capture what it means to be addicted and what addiction does to our sense of self. Philosophers have long been concerned with questions about the self and identity, so might philosophy be able to help us to understand addiction? And what does understanding the relationship between addiction and identity mean for recovery? Philosopher Hannah Pickard and members of New Note Orchestra, the first recovery orchestra in the world, discuss.
Molly Mathieson, Founder and Chief Executive, New Note Projects
Alexander Mazonowicz, Musician, New Note Orchestra
Hanna Pickard, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Bioethics, Johns Hopkins University
Jonathan Birch, Fellow, Forum for Philosophy & Associate Professor of Philosophy, LSE
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