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The dappled causal world for psychiatric disorders: implications for psychiatric nosology

By Rebecca Roache Follow Rebecca on Twitter here   On Thursday 16th October, Professor Kenneth Kendler delivered his second (and final) Loebel Lecture, entitled ‘The dappled causal world for psychiatric disorders: implications for psychiatric nosology’. You can view it online here or listen here. Whilst Kendler’s first lecture—summarised by Roger Crisp here—focused on empirical issues, the second [...]


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The Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics was established in 2002 with the support of the Uehiro Foundation on Ethics and Education of Japan. It is an integral part of the philosophy faculty of Oxford University, one of the great centres of academic excellence in philosophical ethics.  We research a broad range of topics in practical ethics and moral philosophy. Core areas of expertise include Bioethics especially cloning, stem cell research and genetics, Medical ethics, Neuroethics, Just War Theory and terrorism, Business ethics, International justice.


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