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.




Special Issue on Shared Decision Making

Submissions for consideration of publication on the relationship between shared decision making and recent work in evidence-based medicine, values-based practice and person-centred healthcare, are now cordially invited from clinicians, philosophers or other academics. Additionally, we also welcome papers for the 2019 philosophy thematic issue that do not fit the particular theme of Shared Decision Making, but which represent excellent examples of the application of philosophy to questions of substantive import in medicine and healthcare.

Manuscripts can be submitted online using the link http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jecp – please mark the submissions clearly with the words “Philosophy Thematic Issue 2019 – Shared Decision Making Special Section” OR “Philosophy Thematic Issue 2019 – General”. The deadline for submission of all manuscripts is 1st March 2019Peer review will be expedited, and accepted papers published rapidly thereafter. For any questions about possible submissions please e-mail Professor Michael Loughlin: michael_loughlin@ymail.com


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CFA, Dreams, Hallucinations and Imagination Conference (CSPE, University of Glasgow| February 23-24)

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

Call For Application (Deadline: February 15, 2019)

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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

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 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 please visit: https://osfp.org.pl/inpp2019/
To contact us: inpp2019@osfp.org.pl.