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OZSW Study group Philosophy and Psychiatry: Meeting April 25th

25 April @ 18:00 - 20:00

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The next meeting of the OZSW Study group in philosophy and psychiatry will take place on Wednesday April 25th, from 18h onwards, at the Radboud University Nijmegen.   During this meeting, Leon de Bruin (RU Nijmegen and VU Amsterdam) will give a talk on his research concerning extended cognition and psychiatry, which he will conduct as a part of his Senior fellowship in philosophy and psychiatry at the Ruhr Universität Bochum. Below you can find an abstract to his talk.…
The next meeting of the OZSW Study group in philosophy and psychiatry will take place on Wednesday April 25th, from 18h onwards, at the Radboud University Nijmegen.   During this meeting, Leon de Bruin (RU Nijmegen and VU Amsterdam) will give a talk on his research concerning extended cognition and psychiatry, which he will conduct as a part of his Senior fellowship in philosophy and psychiatry at the Ruhr Universität Bochum. Below you can find an abstract to his talk.   After Leon’s talk, there will be plenty of room for discussion on the topics that Leon addresses in his research.   The meeting will take place in the Grotiusbuilding of the RU campus: room GR.1.125. There will be some snacks, soup and coffee!   Please let us know if you plan to attend! You can register by sending an email to Roy Dings (r.dings@ftr.ru.nl), co-organizer of these study group meetings. Roy will also sent these announcement emails in the future.   See you on April 25th!    
ABSTRACT There is a growing consensus in philosophy of mind and the cognitive sciences that human cognition is shaped and structured by the dynamic interaction between brain, body and features of the socio-cultural environment. However, unresolved issues and outstanding questions regarding the constitution, explanation and causal efficacy of human cognition make it currently impossible to unlock the vast potential of this view. This is extremely unfortunate, since it means that debates on mental disorder in psychiatry and the public domain continue to be dominated by an orthodox, neurocentric view of cognition. My project has two main objectives. First, it seeks to address the most important theoretical challenges to an understanding of human cognition that goes beyond the brain, and to provide an account of extended cognition that does justice to the constitutive role of body and environment. Second, it aims to investigate the ramifications of this account of extended cognition for our understanding of mental disorder.

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The next meeting of the OZSW Study group in philosophy and psychiatry will take place on Wednesday April 25th, from 18h onwards, at the Radboud University Nijmegen.

 

During this meeting, Leon de Bruin (RU Nijmegen and VU Amsterdam) will give a talk on his research concerning extended cognition and psychiatry, which he will conduct as a part of his Senior fellowship in philosophy and psychiatry at the Ruhr Universität Bochum. Below you can find an abstract to his talk.

 

After Leon’s talk, there will be plenty of room for discussion on the topics that Leon addresses in his research.

 

The meeting will take place in the Grotiusbuilding of the RU campus: room GR.1.125. There will be some snacks, soup and coffee!

 

Please let us know if you plan to attend! You can register by sending an email to Roy Dings (r.dings@ftr.ru.nl), co-organizer of these study group meetings. Roy will also sent these announcement emails in the future.

 

See you on April 25th!

 

 


ABSTRACT

There is a growing consensus in philosophy of mind and the cognitive sciences that human cognition is shaped and structured by the dynamic interaction between brain, body and features of the socio-cultural environment. However, unresolved issues and outstanding questions regarding the constitution, explanation and causal efficacy of human cognition make it currently impossible to unlock the vast potential of this view. This is extremely unfortunate, since it means that debates on mental disorder in psychiatry and the public domain continue to be dominated by an orthodox, neurocentric view of cognition. My project has two main objectives. First, it seeks to address the most important theoretical challenges to an understanding of human cognition that goes beyond the brain, and to provide an account of extended cognition that does justice to the constitutive role of body and environment. Second, it aims to investigate the ramifications of this account of extended cognition for our understanding of mental disorder.

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