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IMH Lunchtime Webinar with Wouter Kusters

Monday 14 June 2021 (13:00-14:00)

For more information contact Caroline Durbin

Wouter Kusters

One world or many worlds? On philosophy, madness and the first person perspective

In this webinar I will present my book A Philosophy of Madness. The Experience of Psychotic Thinking. First I will tell something about myself and how I came to write this book, after which I will give an overview of its main arguments and perspectives. Then I will present a text fragment that expresses some mad philosophical considerations concerning language, which I will continue with some further remarks on this relation between language, phenomenology and the so-called first person perspective. After that the floor is open for discussion.

Wouter Kusters (1966) obtained a PhD in linguistics, and did an MA on the philosophy of psychosis. For his Pure Madness (2004), and A Philosophy of Madness (2014), he won the Dutch Socrates Award for the best philosophy book of the year in Dutch. The latter has recently been translated into English (2020, MIT Press). Wouter Kusters works as an independent writer, researcher and teacher in the Netherlands, see:

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