Too mad to be true

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Date(s) - 23/09/2021 - 24/09/2021
All Day


Subtitled “International Conference on the Philosophy of Madness and the Madness of Philosophy”, this event takes place in the Dr. Guislain Museum in Ghent (Belgium) and online. The organisers say:

“What can philosophy do for madness? And is there something madness can do for philosophy? Is philosophy more than a mere intellectual activity? Does it ever leave its armchair and effectively transgress the limit with madness? And if so, when and where could the two possibly meet?

Such questions form the broad scope of the conference on philosophy and madness that will take place in September 2021 in Ghent, Belgium. In recent years, international interest for similar questions has grown considerably, as is demonstrated by the flourishing of journals like Philosophy, Psychiatry, Psychology, and the book series International Perspectives on Philosophy and Psychiatry by Oxford University Press. Central themes within this momentum are the current renaissance of phenomenological psychopathology, the renewed value and meaning of the first-person perspective in philosophy and psychiatry, the growing contributions to this subject from the analytic philosophical tradition, neo-psychoanalytic thought, and the philosophically-oriented cognitive neurosciences …”

You can find out more from here.

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