Blog post by Jules Holroyd and Kathy Puddifoot on “Epistemic Injusitce and Implicit Bias”

The authors of several chapters from the recently published book "An Introduction to Implicit Bias: Knowledge, Justice, and the Social Mind" (2020), edited by Erin Beeghly and Alex Madva, wrote some blog posts on their contributions for The Brains Blog! A post co-authored by our centre-co-director Jules Holroyd, together with Kathy Puddifoot, has been published …

Blog-article on “Sub-optimal health” by centre member Lijiaozi Cheng

Our centre member Lijiaozi (Cheer) Cheng has published an article entitled "What is Sub-Optimal Health?" on The Polyphony. Conversatoins across the Medical Humanities. In her article, she talks about her discovery and the genealogy of the term "suboptimal health" in the context of Chinese medicine, how it fits with existing concepts of health, how we …

Consciousness: how can we solve the greatest mystery in science?

"Scientific advances have sent people to the Moon and to the greatest depths of the ocean. We’ve split the atom and created computers that can defeat a chess grandmaster. And yet science still can’t explain arguably the most fundamental aspect of existence – our subjective experience of existence. Our consciousness." In a new article in …

Book-Launch: The Emotional Mind. The Affective Roots of Culture and Cognition

The fourth event of the EMOTIONAL BONDS Series is coming up! Stephen Asma and Rami Gabriel will introduce their book "The Emotional Mind. The Affective Roots of Culture and Cognition". Thursday 23 May 2019, 15.00-17.00HRI Seminar Room, University of Sheffield Synopsis: Tracing the leading role of emotions in the evolution of the mind, a philosopher and a …

#MentalHealthAwareness Week: Alana Wilde on “Ending the Stigma: What We Can Learn From ‘Mad Pride’”

As part of our #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek series, centre member and PhD student Alana Wilde talks about practical ways to combat stigma surrounding mental health, both in philosophy and beyond. Alana’s work relates to mental health related disability more broadly, looking both at what disability is, and how we might better understand or accommodate the views of …

#MentalHealthAwareness Week: Cheer Cheng on “What Is Well?”

Here is the first in a series of posts to mark #MentalHealthAwareness week. The first, from Sheffield PG student Cheer Cheng, provides an opportunity to reflect on the complex relationship between mental and physical health, and our notions of wellness.As she points out, "this video was shot as part of the "Storytelling with Arts and …