Events

OCTOBER 18th, 2019

We are happy to invite for 21st Annual Conference of the International Network for Philosophy and Psychiatry

Experts in Mental Health

hosted by Open Seminars in Philosophy and Psychiatry Foundation, under the auspice of “Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture”.
The status of experts, their knowledge, skills and competences is the topic of discussion and research as well as the object of public interest. Particularly intriguing are the questions about the type of expertise held by mental health workers, their mutual relations and their attitude towards patients and their families. An important area of interest is also the social image of psychiatrists and therapists, the social and political representatives of psychiatric patients, the perception of psychiatry as a discipline and the image of mental disorders in art and literature. The conference talks will explore, among others, the following topics: 1) expertise in mental health (i.a. its limits and forms of legitimization, the social and cultural status of experts); 2) the role of diagnostic categories; 3) cultures of healing and psychiatric models; 4) the axiological dimension of psychiatry; 5) relations between psychiatry and philosophical practice; 6) representations of madness in literature, fine arts, cinema, theatre, and popular culture.

Date: October 22 -24, 2019
Location: Institute of Philosophy, University of Warsaw
Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences
Faculty of Political Science and International Studies, University of Warsaw

The precise schedule of the conference can be found here.

Organizing Committee:
Konrad Banicki (Jagiellonian University)
Krystyna Bielecka (University of Warsaw)
Agnieszka Brejwo (University of Warsaw)
Przemysław Bursztyka (University of Warsaw)
Marcin Moskalewicz ( Poznan University of Medical Sciences, University of Oxford)
Andrzej Kapusta (Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, OSPP Foundation)
Mira Marcinów (Polish Academy of Sciences)
Katarzyna Parzuchowska (eFkropka Foundation, OSPP Foundation)
Jakub Tercz – President of the Organizing Committee (OSPP Foundation, University of Warsaw)

Scientific Committee:
Bogdan de Barbaro (Jagiellonian University Medical College)
Katarzyna Boguszewska (Warsaw Fountain House)
Matthew Broome (University of Birmingham)
Andrzej Czernikiewicz (Maria Curie-Skłodowska University)
Paweł Dybel (Polish Academy of Sciences)
Thomas Fuchs (University of Heidelberg)
Leonor Irarrázaval (University of Heidelberg)
Dorothée Legrand (École Normale Supérieure)
Paweł Łuków (University of Warsaw)
Michael Musalek (Anton Proksch Institute)
Jean Naudin (University of the Mediterranean)
Zofia Rosińska (University of Warsaw)
Louis Sass (Rutgers University)
Michael Alan Schwartz (Texas A&M Health Science Center)
Drozdstoy Stoyanov (Plovdiv Medical University)
Zbigniew Szawarski (University of Warsaw)
Jacek Wciórka (Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology in Warsaw)
Szymon Wróbel (Polish Academy of Sciences)
Peter Zachar (Auburn University at Montgomery)

INPP Founding Officers:
Bill Fulford (University of Oxford)
John Sadler (UT Southwestern Medical Center)
Giovanni Stanghellini (University of Chieti)


JUNE 01st, 2019

Department of Philosophy of Culture (Institute of Philosophy, University of Warsaw), Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy, American Institute for Philosophical and Cultural Thought and “Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture” invite for:

International Philosophy of Culture Week

American and Polish traditions of philosophy of culture share a unique commitment: For both, philosophy of culture is a field, method, theory, and way of life that coincide in a synoptic reflection and reconstruction of culture. As such, it is not only connected to a particular type of meta-orientation on horizons of meaning, and their respective methodologies, but also to a special sensitivity to these horizons as the realm of personal/humane concerns, purposes, and values. Over the last decade leading American and Polish philosophers of culture, with the University of Warsaw as hub, have initiated a dialogue, building on this common commitment to lived philosophy of culture, opening up their students and communities to the rich horizons of meaning available in cultural life. To celebrate this unique philosophical dialogue between American and Polish traditions, we are launching an International Philosophy of Culture Week at the University of Warsaw. From June 8-11 we are hosting a collection of events that seek to foster dialogue between two vibrant and culturally rooted traditions of philosophy, as a groundwork for equitable intercultural philosophy collaboration and work.

Date: June 8th – June 11th 2019

Location:
1. room 205, Old University Library, University of Warsaw
2. room 108, Institute of Philosophy, University of Warsaw
The precise schedule of the events can be found here:

More info: https://ipcweek.wordpress.com

Transformations of Culture conference,
Philosophy of Culture symposium,
Juliusz Domański colloquium

Organizers:
Randall E. Auxier
Przemysław Bursztyka
Eli Kramer
Marcin Rychter


MAY 20th, 2018

Open Seminars in Philosophy and Psychiatry Foundation is honored to host the International Network for Philosophy and Psychiatry 21th Annual Conference:

“Experts and Representations in Mental Health” – Warsaw (Poland), Autumn 2019

The status of experts, their knowledge, skills and competences is the topic of discussion and research as well as the object of public interest. Particularly intriguing are the questions about the type of expertise held by mental health workers, their mutual relations and their attitude towards patients and their families. An important area of interest is also the social image of psychiatrists and therapists, the social and political representatives of psychiatric patients, the perception of psychiatry as a discipline and the image of mental disorders in art and literature.

Subject of the conference will cover the following questions:

  • Who is an expert? Why do we need experts? What is the status of an expert? What is the role of experts in the modern societies? What is the meaning of social representation? Whom the expert represents and on what conditions?
  • How the questions about the experts relate to the sphere of mental health, psychiatry, psychology and psychotherapy. How an expert is placed in the context of health care systems and various currents of psychiatry or psychotherapy as well as social psychiatry and post-psychiatry. How the situation of experts changes during the history and what kind of knowledge was attributed to the sciences of mental health?
  • What are social (lay and professional) representations of mental illness, their ambivalence and heterogenity. Representation of madness and psychiatry in literature and art (film, painting, theater).
  • Expert knowledge and skills development. Expert knowledge and Values Based Practice. Professional ethics in mental health care. Expert knowledge and decision making. What is the idea of experts by experience?

The conference date and register details will be published no later than in September 2019.

Contact for partners, sponsors and media: inpp2019conference@gmail.com.

For further information please visit the event site on Facebook.

Organising Committee members:
– Professor Andrzej Kapusta
– PhD Jakub Tercz

Scientific Committee members:
– Professor Bill Fulford
– Professor John Sadler
– Professor Giovanni Stanghellini


 MAY 10th, 2018

“New Forms of Culture, Politics and Society. Cassirer and Beyond” – invitation to the international conference

Department of Philosophy of Culture, Department of Social Philosophy, Department of Philosophy of Politics of the Institute of Philosophy UW and Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture invite to the international conference:

“New Forms of Culture, Politics and Society. Cassirer and Beyond”

The aim of the conference is to pose the question about the relevance of the Cassirerian category of symbolic forms as well as to analyze new symbolic forms, imaginaries and metaphors which organize, structure and constitute our contemporary social-political and, more broadly, cultural reality.

Download the Conference Program
Date: May 19th, 2018
Location: room 205, the Old BUW, University of Warsaw
Organizers: Przemysław Bursztyka, Agnieszka Nogal, Janusz Ostrowski, Marcin Rychter, Rafał Wonicki
Contact: pbursztyka@uw.edu.pl


MARCH 16th, 2018

Closed society and open religion according to Bergson – invitation to the lecture by
Professor Frédéric Worms, March 23 rd 2018, 5pm

Centre for French Studies (University of Warsaw), Department of Philosophy of Culture (Institute of Philosophy of Culture) and Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture invite to the lecture by Professor Frédéric Worms (Ecole Normale Supérieure Paris rue d’Ulm):

Closed society and open religion according to Bergson

Date: March 23rd, 5pm
Location: Institute of Philosophy, Krakowskie Przedmieście 3, room 4.
The lecture is a part of “Polish-French Philosophical Symposia”.

Kontakt:
dr Przemysław Bursztyka ( pbursztyka@uw.edu.pl )
dr Marcin Rychter (m.rychter@uw.edu.pl)