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Jennifer Radden - November 2010

From November 2010, University of Massachusetts at Boston Chair of Philosophy Dr. Jennifer Radden discusses her early interests involving irrationality and irresponsibility, and her later, major works including Madness and Reason (1985) and Divided Minds and Successive Selves: Ethical Issues in Disorders of Identity and Personality (1996). Dr. Radden explores historical ideas involving cultural influence on mood disturbances, highlighting gender issues and feminism. She also reflects on her experience in collaborating with Dr. John Sadler with their book The Virtuous Psychiatrist: Character Ethics in Psychiatric Practice (2010), and shares her thoughts about the path that lies ahead.

00:00 Opening Titles
00:23 Seeds of Interest
03:21 Madness and Reason
08:29 Revisiting the Thesis
10:32 Parfit's Influence
14:42 Compilations
17:10 Melancholy vs. Depression
20:44 Further Cultural Considerations
23:05 Delusions and Epistemology
24:08 Virtue Theory
27:08 Commentary on the Field
30:34 "an opening up"
33:03 Skepticism
35:15 The Future of Psychiatry


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