[SydPhil] UOW Workshop, Feb 22-23: Phenomenology, Narrative, and the Philosophy of Medicine

Patrick McGivern patrickm at uow.edu.au
Fri Feb 3 13:18:32 AEDT 2017

?UOW Philosophy and UOW's Narrative Practices in Therapy Initiative are hosting a two-day workshop on Phenomenology, Narrative, and the Philosophy of Medicine, February 22-23. All are welcome to join us.

Phenomenological and narrative approaches to health and illness focus on the subjective experience of well-being, and the ways in which illnesses and their treatments can impact on self-experience. Such accounts raise a variety of philosophical questions. To what extent can features of phenomenology and narrative be used to characterise different disorders? What problems do we face in relying on such first-person accounts, and what insights can we gain? Can such characterisations be integrated with naturalistic accounts of health and illness? How should we understand the role of phenomenology and narrative in treatment, as in Narrative Therapy?

This workshop will examine the role of phenomenological and narrative approaches across a range of cases. The goal is to develop a clearer account of the distinctive character of such approaches, the philosophical challenges they face, and the increased understanding they might provide.

Participants include:

Jonathan Cole (Poole General Hospital, UK)
Shaun Gallagher (Memphis/UOW)
Philip Gerrans (Adelaide)
Claire Hooker (Sydney)
Jeanette Kennett (Macquarie)
Dominic Murphy (Sydney)
Marc Slors (Radboud)

The workshop will be held at the UOW's main campus in Wollongong. More details on the location and a full schedule of talks will follow shortly.

Registration is free. To register, please contact Patrick McGivern at patrickm at uow.edu.au


Dr. Patrick McGivern
Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Wollongong
Research Fellow, Institute of Advanced Study, Durham University

p: +61 2 4221 5676
e: patrickm at uow.edu.au
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