Philosophy and Psychiatry: Mind, Value and Mental Health

Course summary

Philosophy and Psychiatry: Mind, Value and Mental Health



Overview

Two linked events for philosophers, scientists, psychiatrists and other mental health professionals, and service users. 

3rd Oxford Summer School in Philosophy and Psychiatry: 13-14 July 2017

A two-day summer school delivered by renowned experts in the field through guest lectures and seminars, providing opportunities for substantial dialogue between philosophers, clinicians, scientists and others.

Provisional themes for 2017 include:

  • Philosophical psychopathology today
  • Empathy
  • Trauma
  • Positive aspects of abnormal cognition
  • Depression/Bipolar disorder
  • Epistemic injustice and psychiatry

Further details will be announced soon - details of 2015 Summer School. 

2nd International Conference in Philosophy and Psychiatry: 15 July 2017

A one-day conference featuring international keynote speakers and short presentations from graduate students and recent post-doctoral researchers. Programme in development - details of 2015 conference

Course directors:

Featuring guest speakers, the events will be led by members of the Oxford Faculty of Philosophy and postholders in other related fields: 

  • 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)

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Accommodation

Both events will take place at St Hilda’s College, Oxford with stunning grounds running down to the River Cherwell and beautiful views over the Botanic Gardens, Christ Church Meadow and the spires of the city.

Summer School

Limited en suite accommodation for the nights of 12 and 13 July is included in the Residential fee for summer school delegates. Additional en suite accommodation on 14 and 15 July is included when booking the Summer school and Conference (en suite package) option. Any additional residential summer school places will be offered standard accommodation which can be booked using the Summer School and Conference (non en suite package) option.

Further nights may be available, please contact us for details.

Conference

Limited standard bed and breakfast accommodation (rooms contain a washbasin and have the use of shared bathrooms) is available at a rate of £39 per night on 14 and 15 July. Further nights may be available, please contact us for details.

Alternatively it is possible to book bed and breakfast accommodation at other colleges.

Fees

Conference fee: £160.00
Summer School and Conference (en suite package): 12-16 July: £1630.00
Summer School and Conference (non-res package): 12-15 July: £1155.00
Summer School only (non-residential): 13-14 July: £995.00
Summer School only (residential): 12-14 July: £1370.00
Conference drinks and dinner: £39.00
Standard accommodation: 14 July: £42.50
Standard accommodation: 15 July: £42.50

Payment

When applying (either online or by downloading an application form), please select from the following options:

Summer School in Philosophy and Psychiatry

  • Summer School only (residential): £1,370
    • Attendance at all sessions on 13 and 14 July
    • Philosophy and Psychiatry Summer School resource pack
    • Certificate of Attendance on successful completion
    • En suite accommodation at St Hilda’s College 12 and 13 July
    • Breakfast, lunch and refreshments on 13 and 14 July
    • Evening meal 13 July
    • Drinks reception and Gala Dinner 14 July
    • Internet access
  • Summer School only (non-residential): £995
    • Attendance at all sessions on 13 and 14 July
    • Philosophy and Psychiatry Summer School resource pack
    • Certificate of Attendance on successful completion
    • Lunch and refreshments on 13 and 14 July
    • Drinks reception and Gala Dinner 14 July
    • Internet access
  • Summer School and Conference (en suite package): £1,630
    • Includes items listed under Summer School only (residential) and Conference fee with additional en suite accommodation 14 and 15 July (includes breakfast). Please note that this option does not include conference drinks reception and dinner, please select this separately.
  • Summer School and Conference (non-residential package): £1,155
    • Includes items listed under Summer School only (non-residential) and Conference Fee.

International Conference in Philosophy and Psychiatry

  • Conference fee: £160
    • Attendance at all sessions on 15 July
    • Certificate of Attendance on successful completion
    • Lunch and refreshments
    • Internet access
  • Conference drinks reception and dinner: £39

Additional accommodation 14 and 15 July

  • Standard accommodation: £42.50 per night, includes breakfast

Tutors

Dr Anita Avramides

Director & Tutor

Anita Avramides was born in New York City. She attended Packer Collegiate Institute, in Brooklyn and then Oberlin College, in Ohio, where she majored in Philosophy. After a year of working and studying in Paris, she attended University College London where she received her M. Phil. in philosophy. She received her D. Phil from Somerville and Queen’s Colleges in Oxford. In 1990 she was appointed to the Southover Manor Trust Fellowship in Philosophy at St. Hilda’s College in Oxford, and in 2008 she was made a Reader in the Philosophy of Mind in the Faculty of Philosophy at Oxford University.

Professor Bill Fulford

Director

KWM (Bill) Fulford is a 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 Medical School. His previous posts include Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist, University of Oxford, and Special Adviser for Values-Based Practice in the Department of Health. Bill has led on a number of key academic and administrative developments in the philosophy of psychiatry and has published widely in this field, including Moral Theory and Medical Practice and co-authoring The Oxford Textbook of Philosophy and Psychiatry. He is Lead Editor for the Oxford book series International Perspectives in Philosophy and Psychiatry, and Founder and Co-editor with John Sadler of the international journal Philosophy, Psychiatry, & Psychology (PPP), which he founded in 1993. His recent publications include the launch volume for a book series from Cambridge University Press on Values-based Practice - Fulford, KWM, Peile, EP and Carroll, H., Essential Values-based Practice: Clinical Stories Linking Science with People (2012, Cambridge University Press). He is the lead editor for the Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Psychiatry (published 2013).

Dr Edward Harcourt

Director & Tutor

Edward Harcourt (Faculty of Philosophy, Oxford University) is Fellow & Tutor in Philosophy at Keble College, Oxford. His research interests include ethics, moral psychology, and the philosophy of mental health and mental illness. He has published on, among other things, Aristotle and contemporary developmental psychology, self-knowledge, the emotions, the ethical dimensions of psychotherapy, Nietzsche’s ethics, literature and philosophy, and Wittgenstein. He is a director of Mind, Value and Mental Health: The Oxford Summer Schools in Philosophy and Psychiatry and from 2010-15 convened the Meaning and Mindedness: Encounters between Philosophy and Psychoanalysis seminars at the Tavistock Clinic, London.

Application

Applications can be made online or by downloading the application form below.

Short Course Application Form and Guidance Notes

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Sources of funding

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Level and demands

These events will appeal to a wide range of people with a professional and/or academic interest in the fields of philosophy and/or mental health. To participate fully in the summer school, all attendees are expected to have an undergraduate degree or equivalent and professional experience in the fields of philosophy and/or mental health, either through training, work or personal experience.