Why You Are Not Your Brain.
Philosopher & Physician Raymond Tallis in conversation with Saad Ismail on the intellectual diseases of 'Neuromania' and 'Darwinitis', on the insufficiency of naturalism in explaining consciousness, on humanism & anti-humanists, on God & transcendence, on the soul & afterlife, and on straddling multiple intellectual identities.
Medical Nihilism: The view that we should have little confidence in the effectiveness of medical interventions.
Philosopher of Medicine Jacob Stengenga and Saad Ismail (MBBS) discuss the varieties of skepticisms towards modern medicine, the place of alternative and indigenous medical traditions in postcolonial times, bias in medical research, the controversial nature of many psychiatric therapies, how aggressive pharmaceutical interventions might be doing more harm than good, and what a gentler medicine might look like.
A Conversation between Prof. Edward Moad and Hasan Azad, PhD
Dr. Edward Moad is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Qatar University.
In this video we discuss the parameters through which one must think - at all times - whether consciously or unconsciously, and how those parameters decide what is considered 'correct' knowledge, and what is considered 'incorrect' knowledge, not least in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic.