Events

The Value of Suffering Project will involve seven academic, multidisciplinary workshops and three major, international conferences, along with an annual public lecture.

 

Click here to listen to audio recordings of previous talks you may have missed.

 

The_ScreamSuffering and Phenomenal Consciousness

University of Glasgow, 11-13 May 2016

On the significance of phenomenal consciousness and, in particular, the nature and role of the feeling of suffering on suffering’s role and value.  This conference will bring together researchers from throughout phase 3 and will be the culmination of research presented at its workshops.

It focused on the research of the following presenters: Murat Aydede, David Bain, Michael Brady, Ben Bramble, Havi Carel, Jennifer Corns, Brian Cutter, Hilla Jacobson, Olivier Massin, Tom McClelland, David Pereplyotchik, Maja Spener, and Mike Wheeler. With discussants Tudor Baetu, Luca Barlassina, Andy Clark and Fiona Macpherson.

 

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Manchester, Old Granada Studios, 26 March 2016.

Professor and PI Michael Brady will be taking part in a performance by Quarantine theatre company. “An extraordinary quartet of work about relationship with time, Quarantine’s hugely ambitious project is a piece of mass portraiture, spanning the human life cycle and made with over 60 ‘real people’ in place of actors.” More information here.

Sick_labSICK! LAB 2016.

Manchester, Contact Theater, 9-12 March 2016.

Professor and PI Michael Brady will collaborate with a 4-day programme of performances, presetations and discussions bringing together artists, academics from a wide range of disciplines, clinicians, commentators and the public to explore questions conecting identity and trauma. More information here.

Noon Blueboy WindReligion, spirituality and suffering

Marjorie and Arnold Ziff Building, 4.12, University of Leeds, Friday 4th March 2016.

Have religious and spiritual traditions evaluated suffering in the past and today? What kinds of value have religions associated with suffering? Might religious views of suffering provide insights into how to deal with suffering for people who aren’t religious?

This workshop focused on the research of the following presenters: Michael Brady, Simon Dein, and Anastasia Scrutton.

 

Screen Shot 2016-02-03 at 2.41.14 PMThe Feeling of Suffering

Macquarie University, 18-19 February 2016

On the significance of how it feels to suffer, and the relationship between that feeling and suffering’s roles. Access the programme here.

This workshop was hold at Macquarie University Centre for Agency, Values and Ethics (CAVE). It  focused on the research of the following presenters: David Bain, Brock Bastian, Michael Brady, Jennifer Corns, Cindy Harmon-Jones, Julia Hush, Laura Ferris, Jolanda Jetten, Colin Klein, Lorimer Moseley, Wendy Rogers, and Luke Russell.

 

RobertFuddBewusstsein17JhThe Role of Phenomenal Consciousness

University of Glasgow, 24 October, 2015

On understanding what phenomenal consciousness is and what it does.

It focused on the research of the following presenters: Ben Bramble, Pete Mandik, Olivier Massin, Maja Spener, and Michael Wheeler.

 

depressionSuffering’s Role and Value

University of Glasgow, 4-6 July, 2015

On suffering’s role and value, this conference brought together researchers from throughout phase 2 and was  the culmination of research presented at its workshops.

It focused on the research of the following presenters: David Bain, Michael Brady, Jennifer Corns, Frederique de Vignemont, Richard Gray, Colin Leach, Kevin Reuter, Timothy Schroeder, Tasia Scrutton, and  Fabrice Teroni. With discussants Fiona Macpherson, Myrto Mylopoulos, Paul Noordhof, and Carolyn Price.  See programme here.

 

1631852-7Emotional and Physical Suffering: Roles and Values 

Ruhr University, Bochum, 16-17 April, 2015

This workshop focused on the respects in which emotional and physical suffering are similar and different, neurologically and functionally. It will focus on the research of the following presenters: José ArayaHagit Benbaji, Michael Brady, Jennifer Corns, Katherine Meadowcroft, Albert Newen and Ulrike BingelKevin Reuter, Tobias Schmidt- Wilcke, Timothy Schroeder, and Markus Werning

 

 Suffering’s Valuable Functionsoyster

 University of Glasgow, 31 January, 2015

This workshop focused on the valuable roles and functions of suffering and other affective experiences. It will focus on the research of the following presenters: David Bain, Giandomenico Iannetti, Morten L. Kringelbach, Colin W. Leach, Michael Serpell, and Fabrice Teroni with discussants Martin Dunbar and Gustavo Ortiz-Millan.

 

michael210The Philosophy of Pain and Suffering

Glad Cafe, Glasgow, 16 November, 2014

Professor and PI Michael Brady gave our first public lecture on the Philosophy of Pain and Suffering at the Glad Cafe. 

 

 

suffering and reasonSuffering and Reason

University of Glasgow, 4-6 July, 2014

Our first conference, Suffering and Reason, was held at the University of Glasgow from 4-6 July, 2014. This conference focused on the research of the following presenters: Marilyn McCord Adams, Fabrizio Benedetti, Michael Brady, Giorgio Coricelli, Jennifer Corns, Matthew Fulkerson, Manolo MartinezStephane Lemaire, Donna Lloyd, Kevin Reuter, and Adina Rusu.

 

sufferingandcognitionSuffering and Cognition

Maison de la Recherche, 25 April 2014

Our second workshop, Suffering and Cognition, was be held at Maison de la Recherche on 25 April, 2014. This workshop focused on the research of the following presenters: Michael Brady, Marcel Brass, Jennifer Corns, and Stephane Lemaire.

 

suffering and normativitySuffering and Normativity

University of Glasgow, 18th January 2014

Our first workshop, Suffering and Normativity, was held at the University of Glasgow in Glasgow on 18 January, 2014. This workshop focused on the research of the following presenters: Brock BastianManolo MartinezTom Johnstone, and Jonathan Cohen and Matthew Fulkerson.