Seminar in the philosophy of science

As part of a seminar series, 'Seminaret i vitenskapsteori,' (Seminar on the Philosophy of Science) Katrine Fangen will give a presentation at the session, 'Diagnosens yttergrenser' (The limits of the diagnosis), please view the session description below.The focus is on the understanding of accountability in relation to the trial of Anders Behring Breivik and the psychiatric evaluations performed on him.The half-day seminar takes place on 11 April 2012 from 12:00- 16:00 at the University of Oslo, Helga Engs Hus, Aud 1.

'Diagnosens yttergrenser' (The limits of the diagnosis)

Psychiatry is a field to a greater degree than other medical disciplines that is based on the diagnostic categories that can be a subject of debate. Where does the line between illness and disease lie? Can one be both a political extremist and delusional, or assume the term extremist political accountability? And on the other hand: Should psychiatrists be experts on extremist movements and conspiracies?

By T. Sarin
Published Apr. 11, 2012 11:40 AM - Last modified Oct. 3, 2012 1:49 PM