Montag, 08. Juli 2019, 09:00 - 17:00 iCal

univie: summer schools SWC

Philosophy and Psychiatry

Alte Kapelle am Campus der Universität Wien
Spitalgasse 2-4 / Hof 2.8, 1090 Wien

Seminar, Workshop, Kurs

Weitere Termine

Montag, 01. Juli 2019, 09:00 - 17:00

Dienstag, 02. Juli 2019, 09:00 - 17:00

Mittwoch, 03. Juli 2019, 09:00 - 17:00

Donnerstag, 04. Juli 2019, 09:00 - 17:00

Freitag, 05. Juli 2019, 09:00 - 17:00

Dienstag, 09. Juli 2019, 09:00 - 17:00

Mittwoch, 10. Juli 2019, 09:00 - 17:00

Donnerstag, 11. Juli 2019, 09:00 - 17:00

Freitag, 12. Juli 2019, 09:00 - 17:00

Philosophy and Psychiatry


By its very nature, psychiatry - the medical specialism devoted to mental healthcare - raises as many conceptual as empirical questions. The philosophy of psychiatry is a rapidly emerging field which draws broadly on philosophical traditions - centrally analytic philosophy and phenomenology - to address a range of questions as broad as the demands made on psychiatry to address problems of human suffering, distress and disorder. It is also an area where philosophical methods, accounts and theories can be applied to and thus tested against psychiatric and psychopathological phenomena. But at its heart lies the question of whether, since psychiatry sees itself as part of medicine, the medical conceptualisation of illness and disease can be articulated in such a way that it properly applies to the distinct 'problems of living' that psychiatry addresses in response to the crisis of legitimacy often raised. This summer school will address a number of key questions which impact on mental health care.


Topics will include:

the concept of mental disorder

psychiatric classification

the role of values in psychiatry

the roles of explanation and understanding, including idiographic and narrative understanding in psychiatry


culture bound syndromes

social epistemology



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Institut für Philosophie; Wissenschaftsphilosophie u. Institut Wiener Kreis

Um Anmeldung wird gebeten


Teilnahmegebühr 880,- Euro


Robert Kaller
Institut Wiener Kreis