Chair in the Philosophy of Mind: Durham University (Applications close 16 July 2015)

The Durham University Department of Philosophy is seeking to appoint an outstanding scholar working in any part of the philosophy of mind, broadly construed so as to include philosophy of psychology, psychiatry and/or cognitive science. We are a pluralistic and friendly department, which accommodates work in both ‘analytic’ and ‘Continental’ philosophical traditions. Our staff and Read the full article…

Philosophical Perspectives on ‘antisocial personality disorder’ (Workshop, 20 January 2015, London)

Philosophical Perspectives on ‘antisocial personality disorder’ Tuesday January 20th,2015 (9-30-5.00pm) Friends Meeting House, Euston Road, London, NW1 2BJ The diagnosis of ‘antisocial personality disorder’ has a long and controversial history in various guises such as moral insanity, feeblemindedness and psychopathy. One of the important continuities between these has been the association with crime and other Read the full article…

Mind, Value and Mental Health: Philosophy and Psychiatry Summer School and Conference (Oxford, July 2015)

Mind, Value and Mental Health: Philosophy and Psychiatry Summer School and Conference 23 – 25 July 2015: St Hilda’s College, University of Oxford It is with great pleasure that we announce two linked events comprising (i) a two-day summer school offering opportunities for substantial dialogue between philosophers, scientists and mental health practitioners and (ii) a Read the full article…

Pathology or Difference? On the ground rules for defining mental illness – Tim Thornton (IAS Public Lecture, Durham, 25 November)

IAS Fellow’s Public Lecture – Pathology or Difference? On the ground rules for defining mental illness Professor Tim Thornton (University of Central Lancashire) 25th November 2014, 8-9pm Senate Suite, University College (Castle) Unlike other areas of medicine, the basic diagnostic categories of mental healthcare are widely disputed. Revisions to psychiatric taxonomy are not merely matters of Read the full article…

Psychiatry beyond Scientism (CfP, Conference, Amsterdam January 22-24 2015)

Psychiatry Beyond Scientism: Exploratory Models, Professional Practices, and Socio-Cultural Contexts January 22-24, 2015 VU University Amsterdam Confirmed speakers: John Campbell (UC Berkeley, USA) Trudy Dehue (University of Groningen, Netherlands) Bill Fulford (University of Warwick, UK) John Sadler (University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA) Mona Gupta (Université de Montréal, Canada) Marc Lewis (Radboud University, Netherlands) Read the full article…

Conference Review: “Philosophy and Psychiatry: The Next Hundred Years”

Anthony Fernandez, graduate student in Philosophy at the University of South Florida,  writes: This year the fifteenth annual meeting of the International Network for Philosophy and Psychiatry took the rather grand form of a tripartite traveling symposium entitled, Philosophy and Psychiatry: The Next Hundred Years. The occasion – the centenary of Karl Jaspers’ General Psychopathology. Read the full article…

A New Focus for Suicide Prevention: findings from SANE’s Qualitative Suicide Research (Conference, London, 10 Sept 2013)

A New Focus for Suicide Prevention: a one day conference On 10 September 2013 SANE (the mental health charity) is gathering at Toynbee Hall in Central London to share the findings of its five-year programme of qualitative suicide research and to discuss how they can be best used to prevent suicide and suicidal distress. Guest speakers include Professor Matthew Ratcliffe (Department Read the full article…

Power and pitfalls of psychopathology: Marking 100 years since the publication of Karl Jaspers’ General Psychopathology (Conference, London, 8 October 2013)

Power and pitfalls of psychopathology: Marking 100 years since the publication of Karl Jaspers’ General Psychopathology Tuesday 8 October 2013 Royal Society Of Medicine 1 Wimpole Street, LONDON, W1G 0AE A joint meeting with the Maudsley Philosophy Group in association with the London Division of the Royal College of Psychiatrists The year 2013 marks the Read the full article…

Concepts of Mental Health (Call for Participants, British Postgraduate Philosophy Association Masterclass, April 2013)

BPPA Masterclass 2013 April 12th-13th University College London A unique opportunity for graduate researchers within the field of philosophy and mental health has just been announced. This year’s British Postgraduate Philosophy Association masterclass will be on concepts of mental health. A masterclass involves a mixture of seminars, group-workshops, presentations by students and experts and critical discussion. The small number Read the full article…

Philosophy and Psychiatry: the Next Hundred Years (CfP, St Catz Colloquium, Oxford, July 2013)

Philosophy and Psychiatry: the Next Hundred Years The St Catz Colloquium Making Change Happen St Catherine’s College, Oxford July 25 and 26, 2013 As the third of three forward-looking symposia marking the centenary of Karl Jaspers’ General Psychopathology, the St Catz Colloquium is now open for expressions of interest and submission of abstracts. The St Read the full article…