Friday, 20 May 2016

Philosophy and Psychiatry: Mind, Value and Mental Health

Two linked events for philosophers, scientists, psychiatrists and other mental health professionals, and service users.

3rd Oxford Summer School in Philosophy and Psychiatry: 13-14 July 2017

A two-day summer school delivered by renowned experts in the field through guest lectures and seminars, providing opportunities for substantial dialogue between philosophers, clinicians, scientists and others.

Provisional themes for 2017 include:

Philosophical psychopathology today
Positive aspects of abnormal cognition
Depression/Bipolar disorder
Epistemic injustice and psychiatry

Further details will be announced soon - details of 2015 Summer School.

2nd International Conference in Philosophy and Psychiatry: 15 July 2017

A one-day conference featuring international keynote speakers and short presentations from graduate students and recent post-doctoral researchers. Programme in development - details of 2015 conference.

These events follow on from the highly successful events in 2013 and 2015 and will be led by members of Oxford’s Faculty of Philosophy.

Course directors:

Dr Anita Avramides (Reader in Philosophy of Mind, University of Oxford, and Southover Manor Trust Fellow in Philosophy, St. Hilda’s College)
Professor Martin Davies (Wilde Professor of Mental Philosophy, Corpus Christi College)
Professor Bill Fulford (Fellow of St Catherine’s College and Member of the Philosophy Faculty, University of Oxford, and Emeritus Professor of Philosophy and Mental Health, University of Warwick)
Dr Edward Harcourt (University Lecturer (CUF) in Philosophy, Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy, Keble College)

Please register your interest to receive updates about these events.

Thursday, 12 May 2016

MMU Workshop: Radical Ethnomethodology

Workshop: Radical Ethnomethodology
23 June 2016
Location: Manchester Metropolitan University, New Business School, Floor 3, room # 3.14 (M16 6BH)
10:00 AM until 6:00 PM

On 23 June 2016, there will be a meeting at MMU on the topic of “Radical Ethnomethodology.” This meeting will include presentations and discussions on the topic of radical ethnomethodology. Just what is (and/or was) radical about ethnomethodology and conversation analysis (CA) will be open to discussion and debate at the meeting, but our initial aim will be to explicate what was radical about the commitments expressed in the writings and lectures of Harold Garfinkel and Harvey Sacks. The purpose of the meeting is to consider the current state of ethnomethodology and CA in light of those commitments.

More than a half-century ago, Garfinkel and Sacks in different ways set out to investigate the production of social actions without privileging the theories, models, and methods of the contemporary social sciences. Along with their contemporaries and successors, Garfinkel, Sacks, and many others produced several interesting lines of work, but recent trends have obscured and diminished their radical initiatives. These trends include treatments of ethnomethodology/CA as: (1) a precursor of more recent programs and “turns” toward culture, discourse, linguistics, and cognitive science; (2) a continuation of one or another line of classical theory; and (3) a method to be integrated with other qualitative and quantitative social science approaches. This meeting will be devoted to critical discussion of these trends, and suggestions of how to sustain ethnomethodology and CA as radical approaches social phenomena.

The meeting will consist of four panel presentations and discussions. Presenters and discussion leaders will include Dusan Bjelic, Graham Button, Jeff Coulter, Michael Lynch, Doug Macbeth, and Wes Sharrock. Among the questions they shall address are:

Just what is radical about ethnomethodology’s programme?
How does ethnomethodology relate to “classic” social theory?
How does ethnomethodology relate to methods of “constructive analysis” in the social sciences?
In light of the way conversation analysis has developed in recent decades, what might a radical ethnomethodological CA look like?

Meeting Organizers: Michael Lynch (Cornell University), Wes Sharrock (University of Manchester), Phil Hutchinson & Marie Chollier (MMU)

Free of charge - Mandatory registration before 15th June
Information & registration: