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02 Cavell with Paul Standish

19:58, Fri 20 May 2022

The second episode in the series sees Emma talk to Paul Standish about mental health and the ideas of the thinker Stanley Cavell.

‘A lot of the problems we’re seeing as mental problems and psychological problems are part of the human condition, and learning to live well with that seems to me what we should be looking for in terms of mental health.’ – ­ Paul Standish

On this episode:

  • Paul Standish is Professor of Philosophy of Education at the Institute of Education, University College London. He has served as Chair of the Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain and Editor of the Journal of Philosophy of EducationHis books include ‘The Therapy of Education’ and ‘Stanley Cavell and the Education of Grownups.’

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About the podcast:

Emma Williams talks to interesting people from the worlds of philosophy and the arts about mental health. Emma and her guests reflect on what different writers and thinkers would say on the topic of mental health, and gain new insights into the human condition. Inspired by Samuel Beckett's idea: 'you're on earth, there's no cure for that', this podcast series is created as part of the research project on 'Philosophy, Mental Health and Education.'
Funded by the British Academy and Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain.