Niall Keane (University of Limerick) in conversation with Darian Meacham (UWE) on Hermeneutic and other definitions of health, illness and well-being.
Wednesday, 11 Dec 2013 @ be.in.bristol 59-61 Whiteladies Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 2LY, 18:00-19:30 Drinks and Snacks will be provided. The event is free of charge but places are limited to registration is required. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register for the event and to request a copy of the paper.
“If health is definable as a dynamic equilibrium, then there needs to be some criterion for its re-establishment or restoration. For centuries this criterion has been identified as nature, a criterion which is not altogether unproblematic.”
– Niall Keane, “On the Origins of Illness and the Hiddenness of Health”
This is a follow up to the successful “Medicine and Society” seminar series sponsored by the Royal Institute of Philosophy and UWE Philosophy. Niall Keane returns to Bristol to discuss the various meanings of the idea of health and their relation to the ideal of nature as a criterion against which health, illness, and well-being can be measured.
John Sellars (UWE), 'Philosophy as Medicine, Stoicism and Cognitive Psychotherapy', 28 March 2012, Goldbrick House
I am having some problems with the audio file for this talk, apologies. Instead I am putting up this picture of John and a discussion that he had with Julian Baggini and Antonia Macaro, authors of The Shrink and the Sage. Enjoy.
The Dorfman cameth (that's Eran Dorfman, Freie Universität Berlin) and gave this great talk, 'Overwriting the Body: Saint-Exupéry, Merleau-Ponty, Nancy', 7 June 2012, Goldbrick House
Above is the talk itself, below is the question and answer session - enjoy
'Embracing Vulnerability: Reflections on Healing and Incurable Illness' S.K. Toombs (Baylor University) at Watershed on May 22
Royal Institute of Philosophy
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