Mental Illness: Philosophy, Ethics and Society

Arts Building (R16 on map), Lecture Room 5
Arts and Science Festival, Lectures Talks and Workshops
Monday 17th March 2014 (13:00-15:00)

Booking:  Admission free, booking recommended. Please email Kengo Miyazono at to reserve a place

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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.

This event is presented as part of Arts & Science Festival 2014, a week long celebration of ideas, research and collaboration across campus. For details of the full programme, visit: