The Self in Psychiatry

Workshop organized by the study group Philosophy & Psychiatry, with financial support by the Dutch Research School in Philosophy (OZSW)

Date: Thursday 7th of March, 2019

Location: VU University Amsterdam, room HG-11A24


14:00 – 14:45 Leon de Bruin (VU University) and Derek Strijbos (Radboud University)

?Does confabulation pose a threat to first-person authority? Mindshaping, self-regulation and the importance of self-know-how

14:45 – 15:30 Roy Dings (Radboud University)

Is it me or my disorder? Philosophical perspectives on self-illness ambiguity

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break

16:00 – 16:45 Delphine Jacobs (KU Leuven)

The meaning of an autism diagnosis for parents and physicians

16:45 – 17:30 Gerrit Glas (VU University)

Self-referentiality in personality disorders

17:30 – 18:30 Dinner break

18:30 – 20:00 Serife Tekin (University of Texas at San Antonio)

Epistemic division of labour in psychiatry: Science, persons and narratives


Participating in the workshop is free of charge, but it is mandatory to register by sending an email to Roy Dings (r.dings[at]

Organizers (Roy Dings, Derek Strijbos and Gerrit Glas)