of psychiatry

Fall 2022 Edition
Every two weeks

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Philosophy of Psychiatry is an expanding field of research. Well known research topics include the scientificity of Psychiatry, its role and explanatory power, as well as its interactions with neighbouring disciplines such as Psychology, Neuroscience, Sociology, Anthropology, etc. Philosophy of Psychiatry also relates to traditional questions of Philosophy of Science such as ones about models, proof, causality, and categorisation. It brings into consideration some phenomenological approaches to mental condition(s) and their relationship to cognition in general, and to more particular processes and functions such as rationality, agentivity or emotions. Researchers in the field investigate concept(s) or conception(s) of mental disorder compared to neurotypicality, as well as the possible models and conceptualizations of mental health. Philosophy of Psychiatry has also recently been animated by ethical considerations, opening the field to new research topics, such as the validity and usefulness of different diagnostic categories, the merits and limits of the Neurodiversity movement, the integration of patients in psychiatric research and clinics, the tools to find appropriate mental health policies and methodologies, the influence of pharmaceutical companies on psychiatry, the role and limits of values in psychiatric theories and practice, etc.

By investigating these different themes in a philosophical perspective, this Webinar aims to contribute to a better understanding of clinical and theoretical psychiatry. Every two weeks, internationally renowned experts in the field will present their work to the audience, who will then be invited to take part in a discussion.

The webinar will take place on Thursday (Eastern Time), beginning on January 21, 2021. It is freely accessible on Zoom (# of meeting, password and link to be announced).


Anne-Marie Gagné-Julien

Biomedical Ethics Unit,

McGill University

Canada Research Chair on Epistemic Injustice and Agency

Sarah Arnaud

University of Antwerp,

Fall 2022

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FALL 2022 Edition Every two weeks, Eastern time



Mona Gupta
Université de Montréal


What is the difference between medical assistance in dying and suicide?



Diane O’Leary

University of Maryland University College

Can Philosophy of Mind Improve Psychiatry? 



Somogy Varga
Aarhus University

On the Roles of False Belief and Recalcitrant Fear in Anorexia Nervosa



Dan J. Stein, MD, PhD, DPhil
University of Cape Town

Problems of Living: Practising Psychiatry With Wisdom

Winter 2022
Fall 2021
Spring 2021


Sanneke de Haan
Tilburg University

Self-illness ambiguity & self-medication ambiguity in depression: A case for relational authenticity



5 PM

Dominic Murphy
University of Sydney


Nature and Construction

in Psychiatry

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Sarah Arnaud

University of Antwerp

sarah.audrey.arnaud @

Anne-Marie Gagné-Julien

Biomedical Ethics Unit, McGill University

annemariegagnejulien @

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