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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.

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For the latest Association for the Advancement of Philosophy and Psychiatry (AAPP), please click here.

Intuitions Meet Experiments: Methods in Philosophy of Psychiatry
Call for Abstracts
Abstracts of 500 – 600 words, prepared for anonymous review, should be sent to both the following: Christian Perring, cperring@yahoo.com and Robyn Bluhm, rbluhm@msu.edu
Questions about the conference should also be addressed to the organizers.
Abstracts are due on October 15, 2019. Notices of acceptance or rejection will be sent by January 15, 2020. Presentations will be strictly limited to 20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes for discussion.

For more information click here.

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KARL JASPERS AWARD 2020

The Association for the Advancement of Philosophy and Psychiatry (AAPP) announces a competition for students and trainees. Eligibility includes medical students, graduate students in philosophy, psychology and related fields, and residents and fellows in psychiatry.

The Karl Jaspers Award is given for the best paper related to the subject of philosophy and psychiatry. Entries cannot have been published, nor can they have been submitted or accepted for publication, prior to submission for this award. Resubmissions will not be accepted. 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, psychiatric nosology and diagnostic issues, epistemology, philosophy of science, philosophical aspects of the history of psychiatry, psychodynamic, hermeneutic and phenomenological approaches, and psychiatric ethics. Winning submissions will be offered publication, following appropriate review and editing to meet journal guidelines, in the electronic version of Philosophy, Psychiatry, & Psychology. The home universities or training programs of the award winners will be notified of the outcome. In addition, the winning entry will be announced at our AAPP Annual Meeting, held concurrently with the American Psychiatric Association’s Annual Meeting. In 2020, the meeting will be on the weekend of April 25 and 26 in Philadelphia. The award carries a cash prize of $350 and recognition in AAPP publications.

The deadline for submission of entries is December 15, 2019.

Submissions must be no more than 7500 words in length, excluding footnotes and bibliographies. Each entry must include a word count. Entrants must send their submissions in PDF format. Submissions must be ready for blind review and not contain the author’s name or other information what will make the author identifiable. Entrants must 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 undertaken 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.

Please send submissions to Dr. G. Scott Waterman (Scott.Waterman@uvm.edu).