Welcome to the INPP website!

INPP provides a collaborative research and education forum to support organisations and individuals involved in conceptual and ethical work in psychiatry and related disciplines. Its guiding purpose and aims are detailed here.

The INPP website promotes the work of the International Network by:

  •  Encouraging research and education, with information about: (1) local and national organisations; (2) educational establishments, and (3) web resources
  • Advertising forthcoming conferences and new publications

Please check this home page for up-to-date announcements regarding the international Philosophy and Psychiatry community.

To be kept informed about new and forthcoming publications and meetings in the philosophy of psychiatry, request to join the INPP email update list by emailing the secretary, Richard Gipps.


International Colloquium “Phenomenological psychopathology: overcoming and opening” (Liège|13th to 15th December 2017)

Click here for more information. 

Please note this colloquium will be held in French.


Association for the Advancement of Philosophy and Psychiatry 30th ANNUAL MEETING (New York| May 5-6th 2018)

Philosophical Perspectives on Affect, Emotion, and Mood in Psychiatric Disorder 

Call for papers.

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In Kraepelin’s shadow: Historical and philosophical foundations of contemporary biological psychiatry 

Organisers: Prof KWM (Bill) Fulford and Professor George Ikkos

Registration: https://www.rsm.ac.uk/events/pyk06

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Project PERFECT: Confabulation and Epistemic Innocence (Milano-Bicocca University, Milan| May 28th, 2018)

Call for papers deadline: 28th February, 2018

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International Conference held by the Centre for Studies in Practical Knowledge (Stockholm| June 13-15th, 2018)

Phenomenology of Medicine and Bioethics

Abstract deadline: January 1, 2018

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The Association for the Advancement of Philosophy and Psychiatry (AAPP) announces a competition for residents and fellows in psychiatry, graduate students and post-doctoral students in philosophy, psychology, or related fields.

The Karl Jaspers Award is given for the best unpublished paper related to the subject of philosophy and psychiatry. Papers can have more than one author but all authors must be eligible for the Award.  Appropriate topics for the essay include, among others, the mind-body problem, psychiatric methodology, nosology and diagnostic issues,
epistemology, biopsychosocial integration, the philosophy of science, philosophical aspects of the history of psychiatry, psychodynamic, hermeneutic and phenomenological approaches, and psychiatric ethics.The Jaspers Award is announced at our AAPP Annual Meeting, held concurrently with the American Psychiatric Association’s Annual Meeting. In 2018, the meeting will be on the weekend of May 5-6, 2018 in Manhattan, New York. The prize carries a cash prize of $350 and recognition in AAPP publications.

 The deadline for entries is December 15, 2017.

  • Submissions should have a total word count of no more than 6000 words, including footnotes and bibliographies.
  • Each entry should include a word count.
  • Entrants should send their submission in PDF format.
  • Submissions should be ready for blind review, and should not contain the author’s name or other information what will make the author identifiable. There should be no versions of the paper searchable on the internet.
  • Entrants should also send separately an explanation of their current career status and eligibility to enter the competition. In cases where the work is part of a project done with others, they should also add an explanation of the contributions of advisors or others to the work submitted.

Submissions that do not meet the requirements will be rejected without being considered.

Entries should be sent to Christian Perring (cperring@yahoo.com).


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