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

På svenska/In Swedish!

Vincent van Gogh: Corridor in the asylum (1889).
Reproduced with permission from Webmuseum. ©1994–2010 Nicholas Pioch.

General information:

The Swedish Association for Philosophy and Psychiatry (SFFP) was founded in 2002. It organizes philosophers, psychiatrists, psychologist and others with an interest in the philosophy of psychiatry. Presently (October 21) we have around 125 members. Since 2005, SFFP is a member of the International Network for Philosophy and Psychiatry, INPP.

We also run a Facebook group named Forum för Filosofi och Psykiatri. It is open for non-members too.


The latest annual meeting of SFFP was held via Zoom on Februari 3, 2021.

Past and forthcoming conferences and other meetings:

For upcoming (and past) international conferences, see the INPP homepage.

SFFP has arranged a fair numbers of meetings since 2002 and continues doing so. For example, since 2017 we have organized 8 public seminars on our own or in collaboration with Svenska Psykiatriska Föreningen (Swedish Psychiatric Association). These and other events mainly intended for a Swedish audience are only announced on our Swedish homepage.

Here are a few international meetings that we were responsible for:

In 2003, SFFP organised the conference Philosophy, Phenomenology and Psychiatry in Gothenburg, Sweden.

After that we were 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

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, all abstracts and some afterthoughts are still available at the conference website. The format of the videos from the conference (seven overall) has recently been updated, so they should now be easily accessible with all modern web browsers.

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!

Dialogues in Philosophy, Mental and Neuro Sciences. Another one!

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.

Svenska Psykiatriska Föreningen (Swedish Psychiatric Association) – our partner in several different contexts.

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".

European Society for Philosophy and Psychology: ESPP – with the same purpose.


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

Page last updated: October 3, 2021 by Helge Malmgren