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Dr Edward Harcourt

Edward Harcourt, PhD is a lecturer in Philosophy at Oxford University, and has been a Fellow of Keble College since 2005. Before that he was Lecturer and then Senior Lecturer at the University of Kent; Domus Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, and held visiting appointments at Berkeley and Leipzig. His research interests include ethics and moral psychology, literature and philosophy, and Wittgenstein. He is a director of Oxford's Mind, Value and Mental Health Summer School in Philosophy and Psychiatry, and a convenor of the 'Meaning and Mindedness: Encounters between Philosophy and Psychoanalysis' seminar series at the Tavistock Clinic.

Past and present Confer events
The Affronting Patient
2 November 2013

Book of the Month
Grief Works by Julia Samuel

Death affects us all. Yet it is still the last taboo in our society, and grief is still profoundly misunderstood...

In Grief Works we hear stories from those who have experienced great love and great loss - and survived. Stories that explain how grief unmasks our greatest fears, strips away our layers of protection and reveals our innermost selves...
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Helen Fisher: The brain in love

Why do we crave love so much, even to the point that we would die for it? To learn more about our very real, very physical need for romantic love, Helen Fisher and her research team took MRIs of people in love and people who had just been dumped... view...

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The Latest Neuroimaging Findings in Borderline Personality Disorder

Altered function in neurotransmitter systems including the serotonin, glutamate, and GABA systems was observed in patients with BPD... read more...