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Rhythms of Life, Brain Damage, and the Recovery of a Self

Rhythms of life in the brain, showing Freeman neurodynamics, ground the idea of the neurodynamic psyche. Interactive rhythms through language and holistic patterns of meaning are part of 'ways of going on' (Wittgenstein). Truth connects language to the world, and social connections unite us within life's rhythms. Neural rhythms must holistically include neurocognitive connection with biopsychosocial life and embedded 'reactive attitudes' to direct us 'After Virtue' (MacIntyre), manifesting Natural Goodness (Foot) for wellbeing. Such self-integration has normative implications.

Emeritus Professor Grant Gillett's research ranges widely in Bioethics, philosophy, and neuroscience. In Bioethics he works on end-of-life care, complementary and alternative medicine, autonomy, and the patient's journey. In Neuroethics he has written widely on brain birth, brain death, PVS, and minimally conscious states, and issues of free will identity and responsibility.

Date Monday, 3 April 2023
Time 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Audience Career advisers,Future students,Parents,Public,Undergraduate students,Postgraduate students,Allied health professionals,Alumni
Event Category Health Sciences
Event Type Academic
Online and in-person
DepartmentBioethics Centre
LocationSeminar Room 119, Bioethics Centre, 71 Frederick Street, Floor 1, Dunedin
Contact NameMolly Crighton
Contact Phone+64 21 104 2685

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