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Addiction (Forum for Philosophy)

4 October, 6:00 pm7:15 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.

 

Speakers

Mollie 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

Chair

Jonathan Birch, Fellow, Forum for Philosophy & Associate Professor of Philosophy, LSE

 

More information, including details of how to attend, here

 

Details

Date:
4 October
Time:
6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/theforum/programme/addiction/

Venue

Online via Zoom

Organiser

Forum for Philosophy
Website:
https://www.philosophy-forum.org