Jerome C. Wakefield at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium)

The Institute of Philosophy (University of Leuven, Belgium) organises a public lecture and two seminars by Jerome C. Wakefield, University Professor and Professor of the Conceptual Foundations of Psychiatry at New York University.

1. Public Lecture: The Loss of Sadness. Are We Misdiagnosing Normal Sadness as Depressive Disorder?

Time: Monday, 7 June 2010, 20.15-22.00

Place: Auditorium Zeger Van Hee, College De Valk, Tiensestraat 41, 3000 LEUVEN (Belgium)

2. Expert Seminar: The Concept of Mental Disorder: The Harmful Dysfunction Analysis

Discussants: Leen De Vreese (Philosophy, University of Ghent), Elselijn Kingma (Philosophy, King’s College London), and Andreas De Block (Philosophy, University of Leuven)

Time: Wednesday, 9 June 2010, 16.00-18.00

Place: Raadzaal Hoger Instituut voor Wijsbegeerte, Kardinaal Mercierplein 2, 3000 LEUVEN (Belgium)

3. Research Seminar: Do Unconscious Mental States Exist? Freud and Philosophy of Mind

Time: Thursday, 10 June, 16.00-18.00

Place: Raadzaal Hoger Instituut voor Wijsbegeerte, Kardinaal Mercierplein 2, 3000 LEUVEN (Belgium)

Please register before 1 June 2010.

Enquiries to Pieter R. Adriaens, email: Pieter.Adriaens@hiw.kuleuven.be, telephone: +32 16 326 316

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