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Upcoming Events in May 2010

25 May, 17:30, Lecture Theatre, Faculty of Philosophy, 10 Merton Street, Oxford

3rd Leverhulme Lecture

"Are Addicts Responsible? Perspectives from Philosophy, Psychology, Neuroscience and Law"

Professor Walter Sinnott-Armstrong (Kenan Institute for Ethics, Duke University)

All interested in attending should email 

, Christ Church College, University of Oxford, 

An International Conference on "The
Mechanisms of Self-Control: Lessons from Addiction"

of control over some aspects of behavior is usually held to be a
defining feature of addiction. But the loss of control envisaged is
somewhat mysterious. The series of actions in which addicts engage in
order to procure and consume their drug is not reflexive; should it
nevertheless be properly seen as uncontrolled? What mechanisms are
impaired in the addict’s behavior, and how can those impairments
illuminate normal agency? This conference will bring together leading
thinkers in neuroscience, psychology, psychiatry and philosophy to
explore and advance our understanding of the mechanisms of self-control
and the way in which they are weakened  in addiction.

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