DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY: SEMINAR The Changing Faces of Autism The diagnosis of autism and related conditions has evolved radically since its introduction in the 1940s. The latest installment will be the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-5, which will appear in May. This talk is not about psychiatry or diagnoses, but about the way in which autism itself has evolved, and is evolving, into a new kind person, or at any rate a new way to be a person, a new way to think of oneself and/or of others, including family members. This is a talk about the ongoing shaping of autism—by advocates, activists, and some autistic people, as well as by leading experts in the field—many of whom have had a family member who is autistic. Speaker: Prof Ian Hacking Date: Thursday, 25 April 2013 Time: 12:30 – 14:00 Venue: Room 657, th 6 floor – Philosophy Department (Arts Building) ALL ARE WELCOME!