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2022 AAPP Annual Meeting: Call for Papers


2022 Annual Meeting May 21-22, 2022, New Orleans, LA

Conference Program Committee: Jonathan Y. Tsou, PhD – Iowa State University
Peter Zachar, PhD – Auburn University Montgomery
John Z. Sadler, MD, University of Texas Southwestern

The Association for the Advancement of Philosophy and Psychiatry (AAPP) aims to promote discussion between the fields of philosophy and psychiatry. Although past conferences have been organized around a specific theme, for the 2022 annual meeting, AAPP invites abstracts for presentation on any topic that addresses philosophical issues relevant to psychiatry or psychiatric issues that are relevant to philosophy. Our aims for this conference are to bring together thinkers from a variety of disciplines who are interested in philosophy of psychiatry and to provide a forum for the presentation of work on both emerging and classic questions in ‘philosophy and psychiatry.’ We are interested in papers drawing from any subdiscipline of philosophy, including: Philosophy of Mind Philosophy of Science Ethics/Bioethics Phenomenology Feminist Philosophy Social and Political Philosophy Epistemology and Metaphysics History of Philosophy and Psychiatry.

Papers on general topics in philosophy or cognitive science without relevance to psychiatry or mental health, broadly understood, are not appropriate for this conference.

Psychiatric and psychological themes can address any issue in psychiatric/psychological education, research, diagnosis, or mental health care. The psychiatric issues should have clear philosophical implications or demonstrate the importance of philosophical positions in psychiatric work.

Clinical reports or reflections that do not advance philosophical understanding are also not appropriate for this conference.

Abstracts of 500 – 600 words, prepared for anonymous review, should be sent to Jon Tsou ( and Peter Zachar ( Questions about the conference should also be addressed to either of them. Abstracts are due on November 15, 2021. Notices of acceptance or rejection will be sent by January 15, 2022. Presentations will be strictly limited to 20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes for discussion.


The 2021 Annual Meeting was held online Saturday April 17 and Sunday April 18, 9AM-3PM, US Eastern Time.

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

See the conference program here and the conference abstracts here

The conference will be held over Zoom.

To register for the conference and get a link for Zoom, click here