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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
Neville Symington
A Different Path: An Emotional Autobiography


"Our human task is to be lived by Life. Life as a transcendent principle. It seems to me that a reliable test of whether we have lived worthwhile lives is this: is the world a better place for my having lived in it?". Neville Symington has written a dozen books about psychoanalysis but this one is different from all the others...
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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...