Psychiatry beyond Scientism: Explorary Models, Professional Practices, and Socio-Cultural Contexts
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PSYCHIATRY BEYOND SCIENTISM: EXPLORATORY MODELS, PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES, AND SOCIO-CULTURAL CONTEXTS
January 22-24, 2015
VU University Amsterdam
John Campbell (UC Berkeley, USA)
Trudy Dehue (University of Groningen, Netherlands)
Bill Fulford (University of Warwick, UK)
John Sadler (University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA)
Mona Gupta (Université de Montréal, Canada)
Marc Lewis (Radboud University, Netherlands)
Gerrit Glas (VU University/Dimence, Netherlands)
Erik Rietveld (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Denny Borsboom (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Gerben Meynen (Tilburg University, Netherlands)
Leon de Bruin (VU University/Radboud University, Netherlands)
Derek Strijbos (Radboud University, Netherlands)
This international three-day conference investigates the role and nature of knowledge in psychiatry, both as a scientific discipline and as a professional practice. It aims to create a platform for an in-depth philosophical discussion on different forms of theoretical knowledge (e.g., statistical, molecular, genetic, psychological, social) and their interrelatedness, what happens when these forms of knowledge are applied in psychiatric practice, and how they are translated to and received by the general public. The conference is part of a broader research project, titled ‘Science beyond Scientism’. In general terms, scientism is the claim that only science can provide us with knowledge about ourselves and the world around us. In the context of psychiatry, this manifests itself most clearly in the tension between theoretical knowledge acquired in a scientific setting and practical knowledge applied to the concrete cases in the consultation room. The aim of the conference is to investigate this tension, and explore how scientific knowledge can be integrated with other sources of knowledge, such as practical understanding, expertise, experience, intuition and wisdom.
VU University Amsterdam
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Information on accommodation and other administrative matters will be made available on the conference website:abrahamkuypercenter.vu.nl/Psychiatry-Scientism
Leon de Bruin (Abraham Kuyper Center for Science and Religion / VU University Amsterdam; Radboud University Nijmegen)
Gerrit Glas (Abraham Kuyper Center for Science and Religion / VU University Amsterdam; Dimence Zwolle)
Derek Strijbos (Dimence Zwolle; Radboud University Nijmegen)
The organizers gratefully acknowledge the support of Templeton World Charity Foundation
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