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Mental Illness: Philosophy, Ethics and Society

Arts building - lecture room 5
Monday 17 March 2014 (13:00-15:00)

Dr Kengo Miyazono

Kengo Miyazono in the Philosophy Department is organising a Public Engagement activity to be hosted as part of the Arts and Science Festival. The session will be entitled “Mental Illness: Philosophy, Ethics and Society”. 

Professor Lisa Bortolotti (Philosophy, UoB) and Dr. Matthew Broome (Psychiatry, Oxford) will present their work and lead a discussion on the relationship between psychiatric diagnosis and moral responsibility for action, incorporating real-life case studies including that of Norwegian mass murderer Anders Brevik along the way. There will also be small group discussion moderated by Kengo Miyazono and Ema Sullivan-Bissett, and follow-up online activities.

Refreshments will be provided and no background knowledge will be required. Everybody is welcome and attendance is free. If you wish to participate, please register your interest with Kengo Miyazono (email:

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