The London Lectures: Havi Carel - 'It's hard to think with your pants on': Patients as Knowers
We’re delighted to be teaming up with author and philosopher Julian Baggini and the Royal Institute of Philosophy to bring you The London Lectures—a series of wide-ranging talks by experts in the field of Social Epistemology.
How Do We Know? The Social Dimension of Knowledge
Knowledge is often thought of as something that we each individually have: something inside our own minds. But our knowledge depends on other people's testimony and expertise. And what we know depends on what our society makes it possible for us to know, either formally or informally, through social norms and practices that suppress some ideas and privilege others.
'It’s hard to think without your pants on’: Patients as Knowers
In this talk Havi Carel, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Bristol, will examine how patient accounts are discounted, ignored, marginalised or otherwise deemed uncredible. Using Miranda Fricker's concept of epistemic injustice, he will characterise this problem as endemic to modern healthcare structures, ending by offering ameliorative strategies.
Havi Carel is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Bristol and the author of Phenomenology of Illness (2016), Illness (2008, 2013, 2018 shortlisted for the Wellcome Trust Book Prize), and of Life and Death in Freud and Heidegger (2006).
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Venue: Level 6, Foyles 107 Charing Cross Road
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