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Berlin Chapter of AAPP


The Berlin chapter of the AAPP (established in 2023) is a working group that welcomes clinicians, philosophers, and scientists who are interested in the Philosophy of Psychiatry. The chapter's main focus is to explore psychiatric topics through the lens of the Philosophy of Mind Sciences.
The organization aims to arrange online meetings for various purposes, including discussions of publications related to the philosophy of psychiatry, talks by scientists and philosophers, AMA (Ask Me Anything) sessions with distinguished authors in the field of philosophy of psychiatry, and online

Call for Papers: The Anorexia Enigma at the Interface between Philosophy and Psychology

The Anorexia Enigma at the Interface between Philosophy and Psychology

Call for papers

Anorexia Nervosa (AN) has not received much attention in philosophical research. The current literature on AN includes a wide range of empirical, clinical, socio-cultural, and (bio)ethical reflections, but little theoretical and epistemological investigation. The upcoming volume will examine the perceptual and cognitive factors that contribute to AN and the effects of their interactions or penetrability.

The boundary between perception and belief is never clear-cut. Distortions of bodily schemas and

Justin Garson - “Madness: A Philosophical Exploration”

Madness: A Philosophical Exploration is a new book by philosopher Justin Garson published on March 22, 2022 by Oxford University Press.

Madness: A Philosophical Exploration


Book Description:

Since the time of Hippocrates, madness has typically been viewed through the lens of disease, dysfunction, and defect. Madness, like all other disease, happens when something in the mind, or in the brain, does not operate the way that it should or as nature intended. In this paradigm, the role of the healer is simply to find the dysfunction and fix it. This remains the dominant perspective in global psychiatry today.

In Madn

BJPS Book Review: Towards a Philosophical Approach to Psychiatry



Dominic Murphy and Alexander Pereira review the book Towards a Philosophical Approach to Psychiatry: The Writings of Kenneth Kendler, edited by Kenneth Kendler and Peter Zachar (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2019) for the British Journal for the Philosophy of Science:


PPP (Vol. 28, issue 2): TOC


Philosophy, Psychiatry, & Psychology (vol. 28, iss. 2)

Table of Contents


Feature Article

The Guilt-Free Psychopath

Stewart Justman



Cleckley’s Psychopaths

John McMillan


Psychopathy and Lack of Guilt

Tom A. Widiger



Fresh Thinking

Stewart Justman


Feature Article

Validity of Data as Precondition for Evidence

A Methodological Analysis of What Is Taken to Count as Evidence in Psychotherapy Research

Femke Lara Truijens, Melissa Miléna De Smet, Mattias Desmet, & Reitske Meganck



PPP (Vol. 28, issue 1): TOC


Philosophy, Psychiatry, & Psychology (vol. 28, iss. 1)

Personal Recognition


Table of contents


Philosophical Case Conference


A dialogue about the importance of recognition

Lorenzo Gilardi & Giovanni Stanghellini



From Diagnosis to Therapeutic Empathy

A Journey into Recognition

Francesca Brencio


Curing Psychiatry’s Schizophrenia

A Commentary in Values-based-PHD Mental Health Practice

KWM (Bill) Fulford


From the Dialectics of Recognition to Common Humanity


Tele-Psychiatry Ethics and the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 Pandemic presents unique challenges for patients with mental disorders, their care givers, mental healthcare professionals, and bioethicists. Professor John Z. Sadler and Professor Şerife Tekin engage in a productive exchange pertaining to ethical issues in psychiatric care in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In what follows you will read a psychiatric case shared by Professor Sadler based on his recent experience at his hospital and Professor Tekin’s reflections on the ethical issues involved in the case. It is important to note here that this exchange occurred on April 1

Mental Health as Public Health: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Ethics of Prevention, Volume 2

Mental Health as Public Health: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Ethics of Prevention - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128167564, 9780128167571

A guest piece by Jennifer Radden, PhD, formerly of University of Massachusetts, Boston, related to Mental Health as Public Health: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Ethics of Prevention, Volume 2, edited by Kelso Crasley and Jennifer Radden (Elsevier, 2019)


Since the turn of the twenty-first century there’s been spectacularly fast-growing and multi-pronged recognition of the worldwide costs of mental ill-health – costs magnified because they can be seen in several different lights. Most immediately, they must be reckoned with if we think ethically. They raise urgent concerns

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