One-day Workshop on Bodies and Minds in Medicine

October 19, 2012
Centre for the Humanities and Health, King's College London

United Kingdom

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This workshop will bring together a group of philosophers and physicians/health care workers small enough to facilitate constructive and lively group discussion on the topic. 

The aims of this workshop are:

  • to generate real cross-disciplinary interchange between medical scientists/professionals and philosophers
  • to increase understanding of the key issues in discussions on bodies and minds in medicine and philosophy.


09:10 - 09:30  Arrivals, Reception; Tea & Coffee

09:30 - 09:45  Opening Remarks (Dr Elselijn Kingma and Professor David Papineau)

09:45 - 11:00 - Block 1: Mental, Physical and Psychosomatic Disorder

(09:45-10:00) Professor Peter White, Professor of Psychological Medicine, Barts and the London School of Medicine, Queen Mary University London

(10:00-10:15) Dr Natalie Banner, Wellcome Postdoctoral Research Fellow, King’s College London

(10:15-11:00) Discussion

11:00 - 11:15  Break: Tea & Coffee

11:15 - 12:30  - Block 2: Pleasure and Pain

(11:15-11:30) Dr Mick Thacker, King’s College London

(11:30-11:45) Dr Nicholas Shea, Reader in Philosophy, King’s College London 

(11:45-12:30) Discussion

12:30-13:30   Break: Lunch

13:30  - 14:45 - Block 3: Consciousness of our Bodies

(13:30 -13:45) Dr Manos Tsakiris, Reader in Neuropsychology, Royal Holloway, University of London

(13:45-14:00) Dr Lucy O’Brien, Reader, University College London

(14:00-14:45)  Discussion

14:45 - 15:00   Break: Tea & Coffee

15:00- 16:15 - Block 4: Addiction

(15:00-15:15) Professor David Nutt, Edmund J Safra Professor of Neuropsychopharmacology, Director of the Centre for Neuropsychopharmacology, Imperial College London

(15:15-15:30) Dr Maria Alvarez, Reader in Philosophy, King’s College London

(15:30-16:15) Discussion

16:15 - 17:00 - Closing remarks (Professor MM McCabe)

17:00 Finish

There are a very few places are left for this conference. Please contact Julia Howse ([email protected]) if you would like to attend. 

The workshop is the fourth in a series, reports on and programs of earlier workshops can be accessed on this website:    

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