CFP: Karl Jaspers Award 2014



The Association for the Advancement of Philosophy and Psychiatry (AAPP) announces a competition for residents and fellows in psychiatry, and graduate students in philosophy, psychology, or related fields.


The Karl Jaspers Award is given for the best solely authored, unpublished paper related to the subject of philosophy and psychiatry.


Appropriate topics for the essay include, among others, the mind-body problem, psychiatric methodology, nosology and diagnostic issues, epistemology, biopsychosocial integration, the philosophy of science, philosophical aspects of the history of psychiatry, psychodynamic, hermeneutic and phenomenological approaches, and psychiatric ethics.


The Jaspers Award is announced at our AAPP Annual Meeting, held concurrently with the American Psychiatric Association’s Annual Meeting.  In 2014, the meeting will the weekend May 3-4, in New York.  The prize carries a cash prize of $350 and recognition in AAPP publications.


All entries should be sent to Professor Christian Perring (


The deadline for entries is December 1, 2013. Suggested length is between 4,000-6,000 words.


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