Swedish Association for Philosophy and Psychiatry
(Svensk Förening för Filosofi och Psykiatri – SFFP)

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General information:

The Swedish Association for Philosophy and Psychiatry (SFFP) was founded in 2002. It organizes philosophers, psychiatrists and psychologist with an interest in the philosophy of psychiatry. Since 2005, SFFP is a member of the International Network for Philosophy and Psychiatry, INPP.


The last annual meeting was held in Gothenburg on March 27, 2013.

Some conferences:

The 16th INPP conference will take place at Golden Sands Resort, Bulgaria on June 26–29, 2014. Deadline for abstracts: January 17, 2014.

For other upcoming (and past) international conferences, see the link Conferences at the INPP homepage.

The 15th INPP conference took place in Dunedin, New Zealand, on July 5–7, 2012.

SFFP arranged the 14th INPP conference. It had the title Ethics, Experience and Evidence: Integration of Perspectives in Psychiatry, and took place in Gothenburg, Sweden on September 1–4, 2011. The program and some afterthoughts is still available at the conference website.

In 2003, SFFP organised the conference Philosophy, Phenomenology and Psychiatry in Gothenburg, Sweden. We have since then been involved in the planning of three conferences in Kaliningrad, Russia. They were: Mental Health in Civil Society (2006);  Mental Health, Personality and Society in Transition (2007) and Towards Mental Health through Cooperation between Different Specialists. Kaliningrad, Russia, October 8–11, 2008. In Russian:
К психическому здоровью – через сотрудничество различных специалистов. 8–11 октября 2008 годаКалининград


For some publications from the last 10 years with relevance for the philosophy of psychiatry, written by members of SFFP, go here.

A few other links:

The Association for the Advancement of Philosophy and Psychiatry (AAPP). Our sister organisation in the USA, active since long.

Philosophy, Psychiatry and Psychology. A relevant journal!

International Perspectives in Philosophy & Psychiatry. A highly relevant book series!

Metapsychology Online Book Reviewsvery valuable information about new books about in psychiatry, psychology and philosophy.

Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science, University of Gothenburg – our closest partner in the university world.

The Swedish Psychiatric Association – our partner at the 2011 conference.

The Society for Philosophy and Psychology (SPP) – "The stated purpose of the SPP is to promote interaction between philosophers, psychologists and other cognitive scientists on issues of common concern". Here you can also find a link to the European sister organisation ESPP.


For more information about SFFP, please send a mail to info@sffp.se.

Page last updated: October 26, 2013 by Helge Malmgren