Medical Humanities and Philosophy of Medicine Seminars (Seminar Series, Bristol, Feb–May 2014)

Two exciting seminar series are running this year at the University of Bristol. The Medical Humanities Seminars take place on Tuesdays, 5-6.30, in the Verdon-Smith room, Royal Fort House (except the talk on 20/5), and are kindly supported by the Faculty of Arts Research Cluster Fund and the Institute for Advanced Study. Philosophy of Medicine Read the full article…

Understanding Epistemic Injustice (CfP, Conference, 26-27 June 2014, University of Bristol)

Understanding Epistemic Injustice 26-27 June 2014 University of Bristol Confirmed keynotes: Prof Simon Caney (Oxford), Prof Miranda Fricker (Sheffield), Prof Tamar Gendler (Yale), and Prof Rae Langton (Cambridge). The concept of epistemic injustice was introduced by Miranda Fricker and refers to distinctively epistemic forms of injustice. It occupies a rich space at the intersections of Read the full article…

Medical Humanities Research Seminar Series at the University of Bristol

Medical Humanities Research Seminar Series University of Bristol 31 October 2013: Professor Ronald Schleifer (University of Oklahoma):  ‘The Fact and Experience of Pain: The Intersection of Science and Culture’  (G16, Cotham House) 26 November 2013: Dr Antonio Casado da Rocha (University of the Basque Country, San Sebastian): ‘Four Concepts of Patient Autonomy in Contemporary Spanish Read the full article…

Silent body – Speaking mind: how to transcend this schism? Anna Luise Kirkengen & Eline Thornquist (Seminar, University of Bristol, 24 September 2013)

University of Bristol Philosophy of Medicine & Medical Humanities Seminars 2013-14 Silent body – Speaking mind: how to transcend this schism? Anna Luise Kirkengen MD PhD1, Eline Thornquist PhD2 Tuesday 24 September, 5.00-6.30 Room G16, Cotham House, Department of Philosophy, University of Bristol (1) General Practice Research Unit, Department of Public Health and General Practice, Read the full article…

Havi Carel: the role of the patient in improving quality

Havi Carel, Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Bristol, and a patient, gives a philosophical perspective on patients and improving the quality of care at The King’s Fund’s NHS Leadership Summit 2013. She drew on her own experience of care, as well as the works of Kant, to highlight the important role that patients can Read the full article…

‘Epistemic Injustice and Illness’ – Ian James Kidd & Havi Carel – Durham University, 24th June 2013

A seminar to be held at the Williams Library, St Chad’s College, Durham University on Monday 24th June from 5.00pm. Ian James Kidd, Department of Philosophy, Durham University & Dr Havi Carel, Department of Philosophy, University of Bristol. ‘In this paper, we argue that ill persons can suffer from epistemic injustice in the sense articulated Read the full article…

Illness, Narrative and Phenomenology (CfP & Workshop Announcement, University of Bristol, 9 July 2013)

Illness, Narrative and Phenomenology Tuesday 9 July 2013 Verdon-Smith Room, Institute for Advanced Studies Royal Fort House, University of Bristol BS8 1UJ Keynote speaker: Prof Brian Hurwitz (King’s College London) This one-day workshop will inaugurate the Medical Humanities research cluster at the University of Bristol. We welcome papers on any area of illness narrative, phenomenology Read the full article…

The Agony & the Ecstasy (Institute of Art & Ideas Video Debate)

The Institute of Art and Ideas presents: The Agony & the Ecstasy The Issue: We take it for granted that eradicating pain is desirable. And since De Quincey remarked that a quarter of human misery was toothache, remarkable strides have indeed been made. But is it possible, and do we want, to eliminate pain and Read the full article…

‘Embracing Vulnerability: Reflections on Healing and Incurable Illness’ Prof S. Kay Toombs (Public Lecture, Bristol, 22 May 2012)

Royal Institute of Philosophy & UWE Applied Philosophy Research Group presents: Prof S. Kay Toombs (Baylor University) ‘Embracing Vulnerability: Reflections on Healing and Incurable Illness’ Date: Tuesday 22 May 2012 Venue: Waterside 3, The Watershed, 1 Canon’s Way, City Centre, Bristol Time: 18:00-19:30 Cost: Free Register via email to Havi Carel In this lecture, Prof Read the full article…

Can illness make me a better person?

Ian Kidd writes: There is a long and venerable precedent for the claim that certain experiences of illness can be morally improving. A diversity of religious and philosophical figures, ranging from the Cynics and Stoics of ancient Greece through Augustine and Boethius to contemporary writers like Arthur Kleinman and Oliver Sacks, have maintained that illness Read the full article…