Emma Williams talks to interesting people from the worlds of philosophy and the arts about mental health. Emma and her guests reflect on what different writers and thinkers would say on the topic of mental health, and gain new insights into the human condition. Inspired by Samuel Beckett's idea: 'you're on earth, there's no cure for that', this podcast series is created as part of Emma's research in philosophy and education at Warwick University. Funded by the British Academy and Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain.
03 William Shakespeare with Sarah Beckwith (Featuring Jonathan Cullen)
‘You can be alive, but have you taken on your life. Those are very very different things.'– Sarah Beckwith, Katherine Everett Gilbert Distinguished Professor of EnglishIn the third episode of the series, Emma talks to Professor Sarah Beckwith about...
01 Sigmund Freud with Adam Phillips
In the first episode of Disquieted Life, Emma talks to the psychoanalyst Adam Phillips about mental health and the ideas of the physician and writer Sigmund Freud.‘Medicine is not a good model for so-called mental health, because there isn’t something...
02 Stanley Cavell with Paul Standish
The second episode in the Disquieted Life series sees Emma talk to the philosopher Paul Standish about mental health and the ideas of the thinker Stanley Cavell.‘A lot of the problems we’re seeing as mental problems and psychological problems are part...