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.


Philosophy and Madness: from Kant to Hegel and Beyond (Università di RomaTre| Rome,30-31 May 2019)

Deadline for abstracts submission: 10 February 2019

Submissions should be emailed to:

mariannina.failla@uniroma3.it and francesca.iannelli@uniroma3.it

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Curing through Questioning: Philosophy as Therapy Across Ancient Traditions and Modern Applications (1st-2nd June 2019|Sultan Nazrin Shah Centre, Worcester College, University of Oxford)

To register for the Conference, please click here, which will take you to the Oxford Store conference page. Tickets cost £15.

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Psychopathology and Phenomenology: Perspectives (San Raffaele Spring School of Philosophy| Milan, June 4-6, 2019)

Deadline for submissions: January 13th, 2019 
Spring School: June 4th-6th, 2019

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Seminar and Launch of the Understanding Personality Disorders Network The Collaborating Centre for Value-based Practice in Health and Social Care (St Catherine’s College, Oxford University | 10th June 2019)

Understanding Personality Disorders

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Univie Summer School – Scientific World Conceptions ((USS-SWC)| Vienna, July 1–12, 2019)

Call For Application (Deadline: February 15, 2019)

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Summer School: Philosophy and Psychoanalysis (June 12th-14th, 2019, Cesano Maderno (MB), Italy)

The school’s goal is to create an interdisciplinary debate around the conceptof desire, bringing together different methodologies, styles and tradition of research. Starting from the commentary on one or more artwork, each day will see a psychoanalyst and a philosopher alternate, whose interventions will be followed by discussion moments. A workshop will conclude each day: some texts, previously communicated to the participants, will be commented together.

 For more information please email alice.giordano92@gmail.comea.catalano3@studenti.unisr.it 


Philosophy and Psychiatry: Mind, Value and Mental Health

International Conference in Philosophy and Psychiatry and Oxford Summer School in Philosophy and Psychiatry

Overview: Two linked events for philosophers, scientists, psychiatrists and other mental health professionals, and service users.

1. International Conference in Philosophy and Psychiatry 

A one-day conference featuring international keynote speakers and short presentations from graduate students and recent post-doctoral researchers.

2. Oxford Summer School in Philosophy and Psychiatry 

An interactive, two-day summer school delivered by experts in the field with guest lectures and seminars. Sessions will consist of presentations by seminar leaders, and collaborative talks providing opportunities for substantial dialogue between philosophers, clinicians, scientists and others.

Dates and Fees:

Conference only: 20 July: £170.00

Summer School and Conference (non-residential): 18-20 July: £1220.00

Summer School and Conference (residential): 17-21 July: £1730.00

Summer School only (non-residential): 18-19 July: £1050.00

Summer School only (residential): 17-19 July: £1450.00

Conference drinks and dinner – 20 July: £42.00

For more information click here.


Begeesterd Summer school  (1-4th August 2019|UPC KU Leuven, campus Kortenberg)
This summer school aims to treat several core questions through a thorough examination:
– the concept of psychiatrical illness through network theory
– the paradigm of addiction
– depression: rather an attunement disorder than a mood disorder?
– ethics of the convalescence paradigm
– importance of the 4E approach in philosophy of psychiatry
– phenomenology of psychosis

For more information contact: Dr Victor Mazereel 


Philosophy Special Interest Group: The Royal College of Psychiatrists (London| 2nd-3rd September 2019)

Madness, The Mind, and Politics, The 5th Biennial Philosophy of Psychiatry Conference.

Now open for submissions for oral presentations and workshops.

You can find the details here.


The International Network for Philosophy and Psychiatry 21th Annual Conference: Experts and Representations in Mental Health (Warsaw (PL)| Autumn 2019)

Open Seminars in Philosophy and Psychiatry Foundation is honored to host the 21th Annual Conference of the International Network for Philosophy and Psychiatry ‘Experts in Mental Health’ that will take place in 22-24 October 2019 in Warsaw
We invite panel proposals, oral presentations as well as posters. 90 minutes panel proposals should include a chair plus a maximum of 3 participants. Oral presentations should not exceed 30 minutes including discussion. For each type of participation please submit an abstract of 200-500 words via the online registration form (available on this link). 
The deadline for submissions is 30 August 2019Reduced fees are available with 31 March and 30 June deadlines. 
The invitation to take part in the 21th Annual Conference INPP 2019 is open to researchers, professionals, and persons working and/or interested in the field of mental health, including philosophers, sociologists, historians, psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists, medical doctors, nurses, etc.
Workshops and accompanying events will take place in Warsaw and other cities during the conference and for a few days after. Gala and artistic part will be scheduled for the second day of the conference.
For further information click here.
To contact us: inpp2019@osfp.org.pl.