Conference Presentations from 2003-Present
Loss of Control and Disease in Addiction: Five Fallacies. Centre for Mind and Nature, Oslo, Norway. June 2-3, 2014.
Anorexia Nervosa as a Passion: Ethical and Historical Aspects. American Psychiatric Association. New York, May 5, 2014.
Anti-Psychotic Drugs: Therapeutic Intervention or Restraint? Pre-Convention Education Panel Discussion. Ontario Association of Non-Profit Homes and Services for Seniors (OAHNSS). Sheraton Hotel, Toronto, Ontario, Monday April 28. 2014.
Putting Feelings and Emotions in their Place: Théodule Ribot on the Passions. Society for Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology. February 22, 2013, Austin, Texas.
Anorexia Nervosa as a Passion. History and Theory of Psychology Colloquium Series. York University, Toronto, Canada Dec 12, 2013.
Affective Neuroscience and Moral Reasoning: Prospects for a New Emotivism. A presentation for the “The Moral Reasoning Course in the 21st Century: Neuroethical Deconstructions,” organized by John Banja Organizer. American Society for Bioethics and the Humanities, October 23, 2013, Atlanta, Georgia.
Psychiatry and the Passions, Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotion, Rogers Room, Woolley Building, University of Sydney, Australia, July 12, 2013.
Psychiatry and the Passions, Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotion. Theatre A, Old Arts, The University of Melbourne, Australia, August 15, 2013.
The Ethics of Heroin Prescription. Guest lecture for MA Bioethics Program Class. The Scattergood Program for Applied Ethics of Behavioral Healthcare. Department of Medical Ethics & Health Policy, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Host: Professor Dominic Sisti. November, 2012.
Anorexia as a Passion. Conference of the Journal of Ethics and Mental Health. November 28-30, 2012.
Reinstating the Passions in Western Psychiatry. Culture and Mental Health. 15th International Conference. International Network for Philosophy and Psychiatry (INPP), University of Otago, Otago, New Zealand, July 6, 2012.
Emotion Research Across Disciplines. Workshop of the Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for History of Emotion. University of Western Australia, Perth Australia, June 28, 2012.
Resurrecting the Passions: Lessons from the History of Passion and Emotion. Public Lecture Sponsored by the Institute for Advanced Studies and Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotion at the University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia, June 26, 2012.
Moral Problems with Moral Treatment. International Network for Philosophy and Psychiatry. Gutenberg, Sweden, September 1-4, 2011.
The Legacy of Théodule Ribot. Symposium on Three Pioneers of Western Psychology. With Phoebe Elseworth (William James); Rainer Reizenstein (Willhelm Wundt) and Nico Frijda (Discussant). Symposium organizer: Louis C. Charland. International Society for Research on Emotion (ISRE). July 26-29, 2011. Kyoto, Japan.
Anorexia as a Passion. International Academy of Law and Mental Health. Berlin, July 17-22, 2011.
From Addiction to Dependence and Back Again. Association for the Advancement of Philosophy and Psychiatry. May 15, 2011, Honolulu, Hawaii.
Who is in Charge? Paradoxes of Agency in Addiction. International Network for Philosophy and Psychiatry. Manchester, United Kingdom, June, 27-30, 2010.
Neuroscientific Foundations of Affective Psychopathology: Rediscovering Alexander Crichton (1763-1856). International Society for the History of Neuroscience. Paris, France, June 15-19, 2010.
Philippe Pinel at the Salpêtrière: Historical Beginnings of Evidence-Based Psychiatry. Association for the Advancement of Philosophy and Psychiatry. New Orleans, La. U.S.A., May 22-23, 2010.
Some Historical Reflections on the Concept of Recovery. International Network for Philosophy and Psychiatry, Lisbon, Oct 24, 2009.
Ethical Aspects of Informed Consent to Opioid Agonist Treatment. Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine. Nov 1, 2008. Vancouver, B.C. Canada
Consumer Freedom and the Digital Manufacture of Madness. International Network for Philosophy and Psychiatry. Dallas, Texas, Oct. 6-8, 2008.
What Can Philosophy Contribute to Addiction Medicine? Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine. Ottawa, October 10-13, 2007.
The Moral Nature of the DSM IV Borderline Personality Diagnosis and its Implications for Chinese Psychiatry and the CCMD-3. World Psychiatric Association, Shanghai, September 17-23, 2007.
Valence and the Status of Emotion as a Scientific Domain. 13th International Congress on Logic, Methodology, and Philosophy of Science. Beijing, China, Aug 9-15, 2007.
Moral Treatment at the York Retreat. International Society for Research on Emotion. Coolum, Queensland, Australia. July 11-15, 2007.
Mental Competence and Emotion. (Presentation 1) Anorexia and the Paradox of Best Interests. (Presentation 2) International Association of Law and Mental Health. Padua, Italy. June 25-July 1, 2007.
Decisional Capacity and Addiction: The Case of Heroin Prescription. Third ‘Mind and World’ Conference: What is Addiction? University of Alabama at Birmingham, May 4-6, 2007.
Technological Reason and the Regulation of Emotion. Annual Meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Psychiatry. Atlanta, Georgia. May 29-30, 2005.
A Madness for Identity. Annual Meeting. Canadian Bioethics Society. Calgary, Alberta, October 28-31, 2004.
A Madness for Identity. 7th International Congress on Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology. Heidelberg, Germany. September, 23-26, 2004.
The Natural Kind Status of Emotion. 12th International Congress for Logic, Methodology, and Philosophy of Science. Oviedo, Spain, August 2003.
Is Consciousness Necessary for Valence? A Dialogue. International Society for Research on Emotion. New York, July 11, 2004.
Indeterminacy of Valence. Joint Conference of the Society for Philosophy and Psychology and the European Society for Philosophy and Psychology. Barcelona, Spain. July 3, 2004.
Le Traitement Moral. Canadian Philosophical Association. Winnipeg, Manitoba. May 28-June 2, 2004.
The Natural Kind Status of Emotion. International Congress on Logic, Methodology, and Philosophy of Science. Oviedo, Spain, August 2003.
A Moral Line in the Sand: Psychopharmacology and Mental Illness. Association for the Advancement of Philosophy and Psychiatry. American Psychiatric Association, May 18-19, San Francisco, 2003.