CFP: Mind, Value and Mental Health: Philosophy and Psychiatry Summer School and Conference

Submission deadline: March 15, 2015

Conference date(s):
July 23, 2015 - July 25, 2015

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Conference Venue:

St Hilda's College, Oxford University
Oxford, United Kingdom

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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS for Mind, Value and Mental Health: An International One-Day Conference in
Philosophy and Psychiatry, July 2015

Date Saturday July 25th 2015

Venue St.Hilda’s College, University of Oxford

Dr. Rachel Cooper (Lancaster)
Professor Owen Flanagan (Duke)
Professor Gerrit Glas (Amsterdam)
Professor Kia Nobre (Oxford)

We are seeking 300 word abstract submissions from graduate students, recently completed PhDs, and postdocs for this international one-day conference which is scheduled to follow Mind, Value and Mental Health: 2nd Oxford Summer School in Philosophy and Psychiatry. Abstracts may be on any topic within the philosophy of mental health and mental illness. Submissions drawing on clinical and/or personal experience, as well as submissions of a purely theoretical nature, are welcome. If accepted the papers should be suitable for a 20 minute presentation (approx. 3000 words) with 10 minutes for discussion.

The deadline for submission is March 15th 2015.  Please submit your 300 word abstract for blind review, along with your CV including institutional affiliation to

Notification of accepted submissions will be sent out by April 17th 2015.

Limited funds may be available to support some expenses for successful applicants. Further details will be provided once the programme has been finalised


Mind, Value and Mental Health: Philosophy and Psychiatry Summer School and

23 – 25 July 2015: St Hilda’s College, University of Oxford

It is with great pleasure that we announce two linked events comprising:
• a two-day summer school offering opportunities for substantial dialogue
between philosophers, scientists and mental health practitioners
• a one-day conference delivered by renowned experts in the field through
keynote lectures

Presented by the Faculty of Philosophy and the Department for Continuing
Education, these events will explore the areas in which the philosophy of
mind and ethics or the philosophy of value come into contact with issues
about mental health.

2nd Oxford Summer School
23–24 July 2015
Delivered by renowned experts in the field through guest lectures and
seminars, and providing opportunities for substantial dialogue between
philosophers, scientists and mental health practitioners. Topics include:
• Other Minds (Anita Avramides, Joel Kruegar and Vasu Reddy)
• Hallucinations/Psychosis (Matthew Broome, Matthew Parrott and Owen Earnshaw)
• Embodiment (Katherine Morris and Emily Troscianko)
• Mental Health and Human Flourishing (Edward Harcourt and Jeremy Holmes)
• Ancients and Mental Health (Karen Margarethe Nielsen)

25 July 2015
Stimulating keynote lectures delivered by international speakers including:
• Rachel Cooper (Senior Lecturer, Lancaster University, UK)
• Owen Flanagan (James B Duke Professor and Professor of Neurobiology, Duke
University, USA)
• Gerrit Glas (Professor of Philosophy and Psychiatry, Vrije Universiteit,
• Anna Christina Nobre (Professor of Translational Cognitive Neuroscience,
Oxford Centre for Human Brain Activity and Department of Experimental
Psychology, University of Oxford, UK)

Both events will be led by members of the Faculty of Philosophy:
• Dr Anita Avramides (Reader in Philosophy of Mind, University of Oxford,
and Southover Manor Trust Fellow in Philosophy, St. Hilda’s College)
• Professor Martin Davies (Wilde Professor of Mental Philosophy, Corpus
Christi College)
• Professor Bill Fulford (Fellow of St Catherine’s College and Member of the
Philosophy Faculty, University of Oxford, and Emeritus Professor of
Philosophy and Mental Health, University of Warwick)
•  Dr Edward Harcourt (University Lecturer (CUF) in Philosophy, Fellow and
Tutor in Philosophy, Keble College)

Venue:  St Hilda’s College, Oxford offering plenty of networking
opportunities. Residential and non-residential options are available.

Further details:
To register your interest in this summer school, please email

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