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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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Professor Allen Buchanan

Honorary Fellow and Uehiro Lecturer 2009

Allen Buchanan

Allen Buchanan is the James B. Duke Professor of philosophy at Duke University. He received his PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1975. He has written six books covering such topics as Marx, applied ethics (especially bio-medical ethics), social justice, and international justice, including the foundations of international law. Buchanan served as staff philosopher for the President's Commission on Medical Ethics in 1983. From 1996 to 2000 he served on the Advisory Council for the National Human Genome Research Institute.

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