Papers from grad students

PHILOSOPHY AND PSYCHIATRY

Univie Summer School – Scientific World Conceptions (USS-SWC) July 1–12,
2019

The main lecturers are

Prof. Rachel Cooper (Lancaster University),
Prof. Dominic Murphy (The University of Sydney) and
Prof. Tim Thornton (University of Central Lancashire).

The program is directed primarily to graduate students and junior
researchers in fields related to the annual topic, but the organizers
also encourage applications from gifted undergraduates and from people
in all stages of their career who wish to broaden their horizon through
crossdisciplinary studies of methodological and foundational issues in
science.

The topic of the two-week course is “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 key questions which
impact on mental health care.

Application form and further information:
http://www.univie.ac.at/ivc/SWC/

The Main Lecturers:

Rachel Cooper (Lancaster University)
http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/lica/about-us/people/rachel-cooper2

Dominic Murphy (The University of Sydney)
https://sydney.edu.au/science/people/dominic.murphy.php

Tim Thornton (University of Central Lancashire)
https://www.uclan.ac.uk/staff_profiles/prof-tim-thornton.php

Guest lecturer:
Raffaella Campaner (Università di Bologna)
https://www.unibo.it/sitoweb/raffaella.campaner/en

The official name of the summer school is: “The Univie Summer School –
Scientific World Conceptions (USS-SWC)”.

USS-SWC operates under the academic supervision of an International
Program Committee of distinguished philosophers, historians, and
scientists. Its members represent the scientific fields in the scope of
USS-SWC, make contact to their home universities and will also support
acknowledgement of courses taken by the students. USS-SWC is organised
every year by the Institute Vienna Circle of the University of Vienna.

http://ivc.univie.ac.at/
http://www.univie.ac.at/ivc/
http://wienerkreis.univie.ac.at/

Opening
Venue: Kapelle, Institut für Ethik und Recht in der Medizin, Campus der
Universität Wien, Entrance 2.8
Time: Monday, July 1, 2019, 9 a.m.

Further Information
www.univie.ac.at/ivc/SWC

Since 2010 USS-SWC is a part of the curriculum of the doctoral programme
“The Sciences in Historical, Philosophical and Cultural Contexts”
http://dkplus-sciences-contexts.univie.ac.at/

There is an exchange programme with Duke University (North Carolina):
http://international.univie.ac.at/outgoing-students/non-eu-student-exchange-program/kom-2-bewerbungsunterlagen/

For further inquiries, please send email   martin.kusch@univie.ac.at
or consult the IVC’s Web site

Inquiries:
Organisation:
Robert Kaller
Institute Vienna Circle
Spitalgasse 2-4, Hof 1, 1090 Wien
ivc@univie.ac.at
Tel. +43-1-4277-46504

Scientific director:
Prof. Martin Kusch


Martin Kusch
University of Vienna

Professor of Philosophy of Science and Epistemology
Principal Investigator ‘The Emergence of Relativism’

http://homepage.univie.ac.at/martin.Kusch/index.html
http://emergenceofrelativism.weebly.com/


Philosop mailing list
Philosop@louisiana.edu
https://lists.louisiana.edu/mailman/listinfo/philosop

person typing on typewriter

Photo by rawpixel.com on Pexels.com

Please join the discussion!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s