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Philosophy & Ethics Society SIG

Chair Dr Michael Platt
Officers Dr Peter Wemyss-Gorman, Transcript
BPS Council Member Liaison Dr Tim Johnson
Year formed 2004
No of Members 46
Nature of SIG Discussion of philosophical and ethical issues associated with pain, suffering and their management
Description of Activities
and Scientific Focus
Annual 3-day meetings devoted to discussion of philosophical and ethical issues. These are held alternate years at Rydal Hall in the Lake District and Launde Abbey in Leicestershire (both Christian retreat centres, although the meetings are not religious in content and open to those of all faiths and none), which being set in some of the loveliest landscapes in Britain, provide ideal surroundings for meetings of a reflective nature, as well as for mental and physical recreation - walking is an important feature of the programmes. The format of the meetings, with considerably more time devoted to discussion of papers than the presentation, is designed to maximise interchange of ideas and ventilation of problems.
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Annual Meeting 29 June - 2 July 2015
Launde Abbey

 

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  • Click here to download copies of the transcripts from the 2006 meeting at Launde Abbey on 'Medicine - the healing art'.

  • Click here to read feedback and quotes from the 2006 meeting.

  • Click here to download transcript of proceedings of the 2007 meeting at Rydal Hall on 'Suffering and the Worlds Religions: the search for the meaning of pain'.

  • Click here to read feedback and quotes from the 2007 meeting.

  • Click here to read feedback and quotes from the 2008 meeting.

  • Click here to download the transcript of proceedings of the 2008 meeting at Launde Abbey on 'Suffering and Science'.

  • Click here to download the transcript of proceedings of the 2009 meeting 'Consent and Deceit in Pain Medicine'

  • Click here to read feedback and quotes from the 2010 meeting.

  • Click here to download the transcript of proceedings of the 2010 meeting 'Suffering and Culture'.

  • Click here to read feedback and quotes from the 2011 meeting.

  • Click here (cover, text) to download the transcript of proceedings of the 2012 meeting 'The Ethics of Care'.

The transcripts in booklet form are available from Peter Wemyss-Gorman on pwgorman@btinternet.com

 

   
 

 
 

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