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What is mental health? Can we make sense of psychosis? What’s the connection between mental health and concepts including race & evolution?  Explore these questions, among others, through the lens of philosophy at the 2023/4 London Lectures.

The London Lecture Series The Royal Institute of Philosophy

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What is mental health? Can we make sense of psychosis? What’s the connection between mental health and concepts including race & evolution?  Explore these questions, among others, through the lens of philosophy at the 2023/4 London Lectures.

    Rethinking Disenchantment and the Immanent Frame; Presented by Camilia Kong

    Rethinking Disenchantment and the Immanent Frame; Presented by Camilia Kong

    Why is it so tempting to understand spirituality / religion as counter to our conception of mental health, both in terms of its causality and its therapeutic restoration? Camilia Kong seeks to provide a philosophical diagnosis of the problem through Taylor’s discussion of the ‘immanent frame’ in Western modernity, and in so doing, provide the conceptual space for enriching understanding of divergent explanatory frameworks of mental disorder and cognitive disability in other sociocultural...

    • 1 hr 32 min
    Beyond Psychiatry: Rethinking Madness Outside Medicine; Presented by Justin Garson

    Beyond Psychiatry: Rethinking Madness Outside Medicine; Presented by Justin Garson

    Since the 1970s, psychiatry has been in the grip of a paradigm I call ‘madness-as-dysfunction’. In this view, mental disorders happen when something inside the person isn’t working as it should, or is ‘broken.’ In his previous work, Justin Garson has identified an alternate paradigm, which he calls ‘madness-as-strategy,’ which sees mental illness in terms of purpose, adaptation and function. In this lecture, Justin contrasts these frameworks and outlines their implications for research, ...

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Mad Knowledge and Relations; Presented by Jasna Russo and Erick Fabris

    Mad Knowledge and Relations; Presented by Jasna Russo and Erick Fabris

    Is mad life possible? Constrained by everyday mentalism, and controlled by various forms of psychiatrization of our biographies, we ask – can we live the lives we dream rather than dreaming that we live? Jasna Russo looks at the processes of knowledge making on what is considered madness and our ability to address each other in the second person, as you and me. Erick Fabris revisits a life of activism, from mutual aid to identity politics, and asks if Mad culture is possible in our time....

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Ethnic Inequalities in Experience of Mental Distress; Presented by Kam Bhui

    Ethnic Inequalities in Experience of Mental Distress; Presented by Kam Bhui

    Over six decades of research confirm there are ethnic inequalities in the experiences and outcomes of severe mental illness. The reasons for these differences have been debated, some arguing they meet treatment needs, others say they are manifestations of structural racism. Kim Bhui shares his views on conceptual confusions, causes, and remedies by drawing on recent Lived Experience Data on compulsory treatment, other research, and campaigns over three decades.Part of the London Le...

    • 1 hr 31 min
    The Person in Psychiatry; Presented by Sanneke de Haan

    The Person in Psychiatry; Presented by Sanneke de Haan

    Many people suffer from psychiatric disorders and mental distress. But how are we to understand these problems, and how are we to treat them? Sanneke de Haan argues that we need to look at their developmental history, the social and cultural practices they take part in, and their existential (self)understanding. Part of the London Lecture Series 2023-24 | “Madness and Mental Health"

    • 1 hr 26 min
    How Can we Make Progress in Mental Healthcare Research?; Presented by Neil Armstrong and Nicola Byrom

    How Can we Make Progress in Mental Healthcare Research?; Presented by Neil Armstrong and Nicola Byrom

    At present, psychiatry and psychology research in mental healthcare is focused on interventions. In contrast, social science and humanities research pursues its own, sometimes rather theoretically-driven agenda. In this lecture, Dr Armstrong and Dr Byrom, bring together these disparate fields of research with the aim of promoting more productive interdisciplinary interaction. Part of the London Lecture Series 2023-24 | “Madness and Mental Health"

    • 1 hr 27 min

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