Ian Hacking: ‘Making Up People’ Reconsidered (Public Lecture)

Professor Ian Hacking: ‘”Making Up People’ Reconsidered”
MEA House Auditorium, Northumbria University
15th May 2013, 10.30 am – 12 pm



As part of a series of workshops for the Leverhulme-funded project“Fashionable Diseases: Medicine, Literature and Culture” at the Universities of Northumbria and Newcastle, the Northern Network for Medical Humanities are pleased to welcomeProfessor Ian Hacking (Philosophy, University of Toronto) on 15th May 2013, 10:30am at the MEA House Auditorium, Northumbria University.

Professor Hacking will give a lecture entitled “‘Making Up People’ Reconsidered” exploring the ways in which new scientific classifications of diseases such as multiple personality disorder and autism may affect experiences of them and thus give rise to a new type of person and way of being. You may wish to read the following article in preparation for the event: Ian Hacking, “Kinds of People: Moving Targets.” Proceedings of the British Academy 151 (2007): 285-318.  A link to the article is available here.  Download the Making Up People Northumbria Flyer.

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