Psychopathy: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
Cleo van Velsen

November 21, 2013, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Tavistock Centre

Tavistock Centre
120 Belsize Lane
London NW3 5BA
United Kingdom

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Meaning and Mindedness: Encounters between Philosophy and Psychoanalysis 4th series
Seminar Two: "Psychopathy: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly"

Friday 22nd November 2013, 7 - 9 pm

Speaker: Cleo van Velsen (Psychoanalyst; Consultant Psychiatrist, Personality Disorder Medium Secure Unit, East London Foundation Trust)

Discussant: Stephen Mulhall (Professor of Philosophy, Oxford University and Fellow & Tutor in Philosophy, New College, Oxford)  

All seminars in the series will be held at the Tavistock Centre, 120 Belsize Lane, London NW3 5BA
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There is a fee for each seminar of £20 per person.
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About the Series

Very often encounters between philosophers and psychoanalysts are philosophical examinations of the proprietary concepts of psychoanalysis, with psychoanalysts supplying the data for an investigation which is carried out by philosophers. This series aims at a less asymmetrical form of engagement between the two types of inquiry, by selecting topics which are proprietary to neither but of common interest to both. To this end, speakers are asked to make sure they present their ideas in a way that is accessible not only to fellow specialists, but to a mixed clinical and academic audience from a range of disciplinary backgrounds. The series is thus equally suited to philosophers (including graduate students in philosophy), clinicians (including those seeking Continuing Professional Development), and to trainees.

Each seminar will last two hours (19:00 – 21:00) and consist of a paper and a response, followed by an hour's discussion. Whenever the paper is presented by a philosopher, the response will be from a clinician and vice versa.

For further details please contact [email protected]

Edward Harcourt, Faculty of Philosophy, Oxford University
Sarah Majid, Adult Department, The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust  

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