MRU LAB Public lecture : “Alcoholic experience: from existential phenomenology to neuroscience and back again”

MRU LAB Public lecture : “Alcoholic experience: from existential phenomenology to neuroscience and back again”

 Dr. Valery Yevarouski

 On 10 April, 16.30 – 18.00, lecture hall II-232 aud. (Ateities str. 20)

 Mykolas Romeris university Values Reseach laboratory invites to the public lecture “Alcoholic experience: from existential phenomenology to neuroscience and back again”, which will be given by PhD Valery Yevarouski (The Institute of Philosophy of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus).

PhD Valery Yevarouski is Head of the Centre for History of Philosophy and Comparative Studies at the Institute of Philosophy of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Fulbright Research Scholar at Kennan Institute Wilson Centre; Founder at The Alcohol Addiction Philosophy Project

Lecture proposes a philosophical synthesis of the key concepts of the alcohol addiction neuroscience (the anhedonia hypothesis, the want-like system, the incentive salience hypothesis) and psychology (the rational choice model). As a core component the experience is reconstructed to become habitual during subsequent alcohol misuse. The existential phenomenology (Ludwig Binswanger) interpretation is provided.