AAPP Members can blog with AAPP

AAPP members! Do you want to promote your recent publication or forthcoming event? Do you want to start a conversation on philosophy and psychiatry? You can guest blog here!

The AAPP Executive Committee is working on a membership drive to bring more people into AAPP. This involves spelling out the benefits of membership.

One benefit is that AAPP members can post guest blog entries here on the AAPP blog. We have over 1500 followers on the blog, and blog entries reach many other people too.

If you want to guest blog please email Christian Perring at cperring@yahoo.com

AAPP 2020 Call For Abstracts: Deadline Oct 15, 2019

2020 AAPP Annual Conference: CALL FOR ABSTRACTSPhiladelphia PA: Saturday April 25 and Sunday April 26, 2020 Intuitions Meet Experiments: Methods in Philosophy of Psychiatry


Keynote Speakers: 

Edouard Machery, PhD, Distinguished Professor in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh

Miriam Solomon, PhD, Professor of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy at Temple University

Details at https://philosophyandpsychiatry.org/meetings-conferences/
Deadline is October 15, 2019

AAPP Karl Jaspers Award 2019 goes to Phoebe Friesen

The Karl Jaspers Award Committee of the Association for the Advancement of Philosophy and Psychiatry (AAPP) is delighted to announce the 2019 winner of its annual competition. From among 45 submissions, Phoebe Friesen’s manuscript, titled “Expanding Outcome Measures in Schizophrenia Research: Does RDoC Pose a Threat?,” was selected as the best paper by a student, trainee, or early-career academic on a topic in the philosophy of psychiatry. Dr. Friesen received her Ph.D. in philosophy in 2018 from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She is currently a post-doctoral fellow at the Ethox Centre of the Nuffield Department of Population Health at the University of Oxford. Her paper will be presented at the Annual Meeting of the AAPP in San Francisco, May 18-19, 2019, and will appear in a forthcoming issue of Philosophy, Psychiatry, & Psychology.

Karl Jaspers Award 2018

We are happy to announce that the winner of the 2018 AAPP Karl Jaspers Award is

Awais Aftab, Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Cente, for his paper “Social Misuse of Disorder Designation: Exploring Dysfunction and Harm-Based Conceptual Defenses.”

Honorable mention also goes to Stephen Gadsby, Department of Philosophy, Monash University, for his submission, “Anorexia Nervosa, Delusional Beliefs and Overvalued Ideas.”

The AAPP Jaspers Committee

Workship on Responsibility and Mental Disorder

Guest post from Josh May

Do people deserve less blame (or praise) for actions that arise from their mental disorder? A workshop on such issues will be held on March 23 and 24 at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, organized by Matt King and Josh May.

While there is some work that touches on the significance of mental illness to responsibility, and a few extended treatments of particular disorders, this only scratches the surface. Most of the research has been on the appropriateness of blame for individuals with psychopathy or those grappling with addiction, which excludes a wide variety of other rather different psychopathologies. This workshop seeks to expand the conversation and push the research in new directions.

Speakers:
Nomy Arpaly (Brown University)
Justin Clarke-Doane (Columbia University)
Anneli Jefferson (King’s College London)
Lauren Olin (University of Missouri, St. Louis)
David Shoemaker (Tulane University)
Walter Sinnott-Armstrong (Duke University)
Chandra Sekhar Sripada (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)
Kathryn Tabb (Columbia University)
Natalia Washington (Washington University in St. Louis)

More details are available here: https://philevents.org/event/show/40218

If you’re able to travel to Birmingham and would like to attend, email your RSVP to: mattking@uab.edu and joshmay@uab.edu. There’s no registration fee.