Diana Heney from Fordham University’s Department of Philosophy will speak on the topic of “Mental Disorder and the Shape of Life” at 4 p.m. Friday, March 23, in Stevenson Hall, room 401A. The event is free and open to the public.

In her talk, Heney will explore ways people with mental disorders can give their life better meaning through proper recovery and reflections. Heney is an assistant professor of philosophy at Fordham University in New York City. Her interest areas include the history of American philosophy, meta-ethics, bioethics, normative ethics, and epistemology. Her current research includes two papers, “Mental Disorder as a Puzzle for Constitutivism” and “Mental Disorder and the Shape of a Life.” She is also working on a book-length project titled “Ethical Theory in Classical American Pragmatism.”

The event is sponsored by Illinois State’s Department of Philosophy.

If you need special accommodations or for more information, visit Illinois State’s Department of Philosophy or call (309) 438-7665.