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Carolina Seminar on Philosophy, Ethics and Mental Health

September 8, 2022

Senior Investigator, Department of Bioethics at the N.I.H. Clinical Center https://irp.nih.gov/pi/scott-kim   Please contact Dan Moseley, daniel_moseley@med.unc.edu, for registration information. These events are free and open to the public, but registration is required.

Absurdity and Meaning

September 8, 2022

Professor and Section Head of Philosophy at M.I.T. http://www.ksetiya.net/ It is a cliché about philosophers that they ponder the meaning of life. Except they don’t. In recent philosophy, the question of life’s meaning is usually dismissed as nonsense; and for most earlier philosophers, the question doesn’t arise. In this talk, I’ll use the surprisingly recent … Continued

Affect, Value and Decisional Capacity

September 8, 2022

Associate Professor of Philosophy at Duke University https://scholars.duke.edu/person/jen.hawkins Our ability to look after ourselves and promote our own interests can be (and often is) undermined by mental disorder in ways not anticipated by current models of decision-making capacity.  Our standard ways of assessing capacity do not detect all the cases of incapacity they should. In this talk, I … Continued