Philosophy

PPIG: Philosophy, Psychology, and Informatics Group

Speaker: Matthew Ratcliffe (University of York)

Title: Psychopathology, Interpersonal Experience, and the Sense of Reality

Abstract: In this talk, I will explore the relationship between interpersonal experience and the ‘sense of reality’. I will argue that, in order to understand various kinds of anomalous experience, it is essential to distinguish the extent to which something appears present or the degree of confidence with which it is taken to be the case from the kind of presence or certainty involved, the manner in which it appears present or certain. I will further suggest that alterations in the sense of presence and reality are inextricable from changes in the structure of interpersonal experience.

Further information

We are a group of researchers from diverse backgrounds in the above-mentioned groups (and beyond) who aim to gain an interdisciplinary yet deep understanding of the threads that bind the human mind and the world. In particular, this seminar series focuses on the nature of cognition, metacognition and social cognition. We’ll be tackling questions such as, what does it mean to think? What does it mean to think about thinking? And, what does it mean to think about one’s own thinking versus thinking about the thinking of other people? Please come along!

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Contact details

Dr Alistair Isaac

Feb 27 2019 -

PPIG: Philosophy, Psychology, and Informatics Group

2019-02-27: Psychopathology, Interpersonal Experience, and the Sense of Reality

Room 1.20, Dugald Stewart Building, 3 Charles Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AD