Om Södertörns högskola/ Konferenser

Conference facts

When: 2017-04-27 12:00,2017-04-28 15:00

Where: MA 796

Organiser: Organised by the Center for Studies in Practical Knowledge; funded by the Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES).

Event language: English

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe: Ja

Disordered-worlds

Self, Person and the Social in philosophy of psychiatry.

2017-04-27 12:00,2017-04-28 15:00
This workshop will bring together Baltic region scholars whose research focuses on the intersections of psychiatry, selfhood, personhood, and inter-subjectivity.

Disordered-worlds: Self, Person and the Social in philosophy of psychiatry

The proposed workshop will bring together Baltic region scholars who are interested with the intersection of psychiatry, Self, person, and identity. The aim is to establish a regional presence of scholars within the philosophy of psychiatry and to contribute to develop the humanities profile of the Centre for Baltic and East European Studies and the research area of Critical and Cultural Theory.

Disordered-worlds: Self, Person and the Social in philosophy of psychiatryOf all the humanistic and social sciences, philosophy has – and continues to have – a particularly intimate relationship with psychiatry. Contemporary philosophy of psychiatry has emerged as a branch of philosophy in its own right, and continues to challenge epistemological, ontological, and ethical commitments found in psychiatric practice and theory. The turn toward the “brainbound” model of psychiatry has added grist to the philosophical mill, and with the emergence of new scientific practices, philosophy is more relevant that ever. The implicit promise of “neural” revolution in psychiatry casts a shadow on the subject (or person) at the core of psychiatric medicine. For the philosopher of psychiatry, the shift in clinical and theoretical psychiatric attitudes further complicates the way life-world, Self, Person, and Identity, are implicated in mental disorder.

Psychiatric practice is conceptually complex, which means it is unfruitful to rely on one philosophical approach over another. Then again, it would be remiss to deny that certain approaches have been extremely instructive. The positive uptake of phenomenological philosophy, which has flourished across continental Europe for centuries, is particularly rich in the Baltic Sea region. Likewise, the Baltic region is home to many scholars who strongly influenced by philosophy of mind, a tradition that has inspired more recent approaches, which include “embodied cognition,” “extended-mind,” and enactivism. These theoretical approaches, in some sense, are interconnected, and over the course of the two days, invited speakers will draw out these connections, while establishing new philosophical avenues of critical inquiry in psychiatry.

Organised by the Center for Studies in practical knowledge; funded by the Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES).

Kontaktperson

Patrick Seniuk, patrick.seniuk@sh.se
Eva Schwarz, eva.schwarz@sh.se