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Philosophy PhD focus: Lucy Prior on anxiety

Philosophy PhD focus: Lucy Prior on anxiety

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Lucy Prior discusses the distinction between anxiety as a universally experienced normal emotion and as a clinical problem, arguing that medicalising anxiety could impact on the agency of young people.
Date:
Wednesday 17 February 2021
Philosophy PhD focus: Rosa Ritunnano on the meaning of delusions

Philosophy PhD focus: Rosa Ritunnano on the meaning of delusions

Description
Rosa discusses her cross-disciplinary research into the meaning of delusions, informed by her day-to-day clinical practice as a consultant psychiatrist and by her phenomenological background.
Date:
Thursday 11 February 2021
Birmingham philosophers explore big questions with US TV's Closer To Truth

Birmingham philosophers explore big questions with US TV's Closer To Truth

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Philosophy experts at the University of Birmingham are set to work with long-running US TV series Closer To Truth - exploring the big religious questions facing philosophers today.
Date:
Thursday 4 February 2021
Philosophy PhD focus: Jane Kisbey on should psychopaths be blamed for disregarding others?

Philosophy PhD focus: Jane Kisbey on should psychopaths be blamed for disregarding others?

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Should psychopaths be blamed for disregarding others? Can they feel empathy and genuine concern? Jane Kisbey argues that psychopaths find it hard to consider the future consequences of their actions.
Date:
Thursday 4 February 2021
Jaspers Award: PhD student success

Jaspers Award: PhD student success

Description
Joseph Houlders, supervised by Lisa Bortolotti and Matthew Broome, received an Honourable Mention for the prestigious Jaspers Award issued by the Association for the Advancement of Philosophy and Psychiatry.
Date:
Wednesday 3 February 2021
#Everydaylookism campaign launches a new series of Facebook Live panel events

#Everydaylookism campaign launches a new series of Facebook Live panel events

Description
The #EverydayLookism Facebook Live series is three live panel discussions taking place in February and March 2021
Date:
Tuesday 26 January 2021
Lisa Bortolotti on conspiracy theories

Lisa Bortolotti on conspiracy theories

Description
Recent work by Birmingham Professor of Philosophy, Lisa Bortolotti.
Date:
Friday 15 January 2021
Lisa Bortolotti's journal article 'Doctors without Disorders' among the OUP Best of Philosophy 2020

Lisa Bortolotti's journal article 'Doctors without Disorders' among the OUP Best of Philosophy 2020

Description
The article, published in the Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume, is listed among the most popular contributions to philosophy in Oxford University Press journals in 2020
Date:
Friday 11 December 2020
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