2014 Talks

Mental Illness: Philosophy, Ethics and Society


Monday, 17 March 2014




Arts Building, Lecture Room 5

Join leading academics for this fascinating discussion exploring the relationship between psychiatric diagnosis and moral responsibility for action. Does experiencing psychiatric symptoms or having a psychiatric diagnosis imply that one has reduced or no moral responsibility for action?

Professor Lisa Bortolotti (Philosophy, UoB) and Dr. Matthew Broome (Psychiatry, Oxford) will lead this lively discussion, incorporating real-life case studies including Norwegian mass murderer Anders Brevik along the way. No background knowledge required, refreshments provided.

Presented by Kengo Miyazono, Research Fellow, Department of Philosophy