Interview with Dr. Hanna Pickard

by Meghan Winsby Hanna Pickard is a Reader in Philosophy at the University of Birmingham, where she specializes in philosophy of mind and psychiatry and clinical ethics. Additionally, she works as a therapist for a NHS specialist service for people with personality disorder and complex needs. Professor Pickard visited the Rotman Institute of Philosophy from [...]

Reflections from the Social Impact of Medicalizing Psychiatry Workshop

by Catherine Stinson A few weeks have passed since the conference I co-organized with Derek Oswick, Veromi Arsiradam, Carolyn McLeod and Jackie Sullivan on The Social Impact of Medicalizing Psychiatry, but the messages are still resonating loudly for me, and for several other participants I’ve heard from. I’d like to take a moment to reflect [...]

Video Posting — Catherine Stinson: The Body in ‘Mental Illness’

The theme of this year's library lecture series was The Brain Boom: How Neuroscience is Changing How We Understand Ourselves. Co-sponsored by the London Public Library and the Department of Philosophy at Western University, a series of four public lectures addressing the theme were given at the Landon Branch public library. The inaugural lecture, given [...]

2016-11-29T11:22:12+00:00 November 29th, 2016|Brain Boom, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Neuroscience|

Interview with Dr. Mazviita Chirimuuta

Dr. Mazviita Chirimuuta is an Assistant Professor in the History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh. Her work examines the relationship between neuroscience and the philosophy of mind and perception. In recent years, her main project has been developing a theory of color that acknowledges the complexities of visual function revealed by [...]

2016-07-19T15:08:10+00:00 July 14th, 2016|Events, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Science|

Interview with Tim Bayne

This week we are taking a break from our interviews with post doctoral fellows to interview Professor Tim Bayne, an endowed chair in the Philosophy of Neuroscience at Western University and a member of the Rotman Institute of Philosophy. Before coming to Western, Bayne worked at the University of Manchester, the University of Oxford, Macquarie University, [...]

2016-07-19T15:25:35+00:00 June 15th, 2016|Members, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Neuroscience|

Interview with Fermín Fulda

This is the fourth post in our our weekly series of interviews with the Rotman Institute's postdoctoral fellows. Last week's interview with Catherine Stinson can be found here. Tommaso Bruni's interview can be found here, and Alida Liberman's interview can be found here. Fermín Fulda is a postdoctoral fellow at the Rotman Institute of Philosophy. He graduated [...]

Thinking Beyond the Observable

An interview with Rotman Institute Visiting Fellow John Bolender John Bolender has been a Visiting Fellow in the Rotman Institute during the 2011-2012 academic year. He is a philosopher of mind whose primary interest is cognition. Specifically, he has inquired into how the computational core of language may crucially enter into uniquely human cognitive capacities, [...]