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Art, the Mind and Mental Illness

If you were asked to close your eyes and picture your mind to yourself, what would it look like? Like a theatre, a factory, a machine? Psychiatrist, lecturer and artist Rhys Bevan Jones offered the audience at last night’s Cardiff Philosophy Cafe a survey of the history of representations of the mind – taking in [...]


Next Cafe: Art, the Mind and Mental Illness

The history of our understanding of the mind is replete with aesthetic images and metaphors used to represent its essential nature, from the ancient Greek pneuma to Gilbert Ryle’s description of Descartes’ concept of mind as the ‘ghost in the machine’. In this Café we will explore both how art can help us expand our [...]

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