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Global health care justice: the demands of the basic right to health

Global health care justice: the demands of the basic right to health

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Philosophy Doctoral Research student Peter West-Oram writes the latest Birmingham Brief
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02/09/2014
Agent-responsibility and psychiatric diagnosis

Agent-responsibility and psychiatric diagnosis

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PhD student Benjamin Costello talks about his research which is concerned with the relationship between mental illness, involuntary hospitalisation, and the sequencing of actions and personal identity.
Date:
02/09/2014
Global health care justice: the demands of the basic right to health

Global health care justice: the demands of the basic right to health

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Every year approximately 18 million people, largely among the world's poorest, die of preventable or treatable diseases like tuberculosis and malaria. They die because, unlike their wealthier counterparts, they lack access to even basic medicines.
Date:
28/08/2014
Emotion and consciousness: Damasio's hypothesis

Emotion and consciousness: Damasio's hypothesis

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PhD student Isaura Peddis writes about her research provisionally entitled 'The Importance of Empathy'.
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16/08/2014
Philosophy of psychiatry at Philosophy@Birmingham

Philosophy of psychiatry at Philosophy@Birmingham

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Sullivan-Bissett, Allen and Miyazono blog about their research on delusions and anxiety.
Date:
13/08/2014
The University of Birmingham celebrates its best ever performance in the National Student Survey

The University of Birmingham celebrates its best ever performance in the National Student Survey

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The National Student Survey (NSS) has awarded the University of Birmingham an overall satisfaction mark of 89%, up from 88% for the past two years and a rise of five places among Russell Group institutions.
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12/08/2014
Philosophy advance reading list

Philosophy advance reading list

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Suggested summer reading for students starting in September 2014.
Date:
11/08/2014
PG student presentation

PG student presentation

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Magdalena Antrobus to present at the World Association of Social Psychiatry Congress.
Date:
11/08/2014
New book: This Is Ethics: An Introduction

New book: This Is Ethics: An Introduction

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Dr Jussi Suikkanen's new textbook entitled This Is Ethics: An Introduction is now out on Wiley-Blackwell.
Date:
11/08/2014
Procreation and the welfare of the future child

Procreation and the welfare of the future child

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MA Health and Happiness student John J. Parry wonders whether existence constitutes a harm.
Date:
02/07/2014
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