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The Centre for Bioethics and Emerging Technologies (CBET) at St Mary's University, Twickenham invites you to:
"The dissolving self – dementia and identity in philosophical theology"
Dr Andrew Sloane Morling College, Sydney
Friday 20th April 2018
6:00 -7.30pm D121 Billiard Room
St Mary's University, Twickenham, Waldegrave Road, Strawberry Hill, Twickenham TW1 4SX
Tea and Coffee from 5.30pm
Dementia has been the focus of significant work in pastoral theology, but has received relatively little attention in philosophical theology. Yet dementia raises acute questions in philosophical theology such as the nature of personhood, death and its encroaching on life, physicality, resurrection and hope. This lecture focuses on questions relating to memory and identity.
What does it mean to be a ‘self’? How does that relate to memory and personal narrative? What happens to us, to our identity, when memory, the ability to remember the stories we use to define ourselves, fades? Do the acids of dementia dissolve our very selves?
Dr Andrew Sloane is a medically qualified theologian and Dean of Postgraduate Studies, Morling College, Sydney, Australia
This event is free, open to all and requires no booking.
Further details from Dr Trevor Stammers at [log in to unmask]
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