Date: June 12-13, 2023 (Mon/Tue), 09:00 AM – 06:00 PM CEST
Location: HU Berlin, Schönhauser Allee 10-11, 10119 Berlin (4th floor) and via Zoom
There is an emerging trend to think about mental disorders in terms of modal properties, such as dispositions, capacities, abilities, or skills. Sanja Dembić (2021) and John T. Maier (2021), for example, understand “addictive disorder” as a specific kind of disability or inability. Dembić (2023; ms), Tad Zawidzki and Garson Leder (2023) argue that mental health and disorder, more generally, should be understood in terms of skills or abilities. Johnathan Fuller (ms, chapter 3) argues that mental disorders generally are dispositions. While all of these approaches have some crucial commonalities, a unified picture of specific mental disorders and mental disorders in general remains to be found. The goal of this workshop is to bring together scholars working within these approaches to share ideas, find common ground, and discuss remaining controversies.
Organised by Fabian Hundertmark (Bielefeld University) and Sanja Dembić (HU Berlin)
Funded by Human Abilities and Inductive Metaphysics
Monday (June 12):
09:00-09:30 Coffee & Introduction
09:30-11:00 Jonathan Fuller (University of Pittsburgh): DSM Diagnoses (Generally) Refer to Dispositions
11:30-13:00 Sanja Dembić (HU Berlin): Are Mental Disorders Dispositions?
14:30-16:00 Kristina Engelhard (Trier University): A Metaphysics of Mental Disorders: Mental Disorders Interfered Mental Capacities
16:30-18:00 Fabian Hundertmark (Bielefeld University): The Modal Nature of Mental Disorders: A Comparative Analysis
Tuesday (June 13):
09:30-11:00 John Maier (Lesley University): Addiction and Ability
11:30-13:00 Sophie Kikkert (HU Berlin): On the Relation Between Ability and Disability
14:30-16:00 Garson Leder (Medical College of Wisconsin): Medical or Moral Kinds? Personality Disorders and Skilled Self-Regulation
16:30-18:00 Tadeusz Zawidzki (George Washington University): Looping, Active Inference, Attention & Metacognitive Skill: New Foundations for the Bio-Psycho-Social Model