Mentalism, Madness and the Mind: Student Conference
Saturday, May 1, 2010
This Student Conference was inspired by the discussions of Professor Liah Greenfeld’s Modernity Seminar participants from the 2009-2010 academic year. These discussions addressed the relationship between culture and the mind by examining mental illness of unknown etiology–schizophrenia and manic depressive illness–in an historical comparative perspective. The panelists’ bring their diverse backgrounds–trained in disciplines including sociology, anthropology, political theory, philosophy, and neuroscience– to bear on their presentations on mentalism, madness, and the mind.
1:10 pm – 3:00 pm
Panel I: Comparing Mentalism with Existing Explanations of the Mind and Culture
3:20 – 5:50 pm
Panel II: Understanding Mental Health and Mental Disease