4th INTERNATIONAL PHILOSOPHY OF MEDICINE ROUNDTABLE
University of the Basque Country
Donostia – San Sebastian, Spain

Sponsored by the Faculty of Philosophy and Education Sciences (UPV/EHU), and the Department of Logic, History and Philosophy of Science (UNED)

Registration and more information here.

2011 PROGRAM

Wednesday, November 2

8: 45 Welcome to the Roundtable: Jeremy Simon (Columbia)&  the local organizers

9:00-10:30 INVITED SPEAKER: Alfredo Morabia (Columbia University) ‘Nazism and Public Health: Are they compatible?’Chair: Miriam Solomon (Temple University)

COFFEE BREAK

11:00-13:00 CONTRIBUTED PAPERS I Chair: Antonio Casado (UPV/EHU)
Havi Carel (UWE):  Illness as a philosophical category; James Krueger (U. Redlands):  The Explanatory Nature of Disease; Maël Lemoine (U. Tours): Defining disease beyond conceptual analysis; Lauren  Ross (U. Pittsburgh): Value, Dysmenorrhea and the Definition of Disease

LUNCH

14:30-16:00 CONTRIBUTED PAPERS IIChair: Jeremy R. Simon (Columbia)
Jason Robert (Arizona State University):  Cultivating clinical wisdom: What? Why? And how?; Kathryn Tabb (U. Pittsburgh):  What Good are Natural Kinds for the Philosopher of Medicine?; James Hitt (Saginaw Valley State University):  Vegetative State as a Postulate of Medical Knowledge

COFFEE BREAK

16:30-18:00 CONTRIBUTED PAPERS III Chair: Arantza Etxeberria (UPV/EHU)
Barbara Osimani (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore):  Risk aversion and the precautionary principle in the pharmaceutical domain: a philosophical enquiry; Sean Valles (Michigan State University):  Narrow Evolutionary Biology and Dubious Clinical Medicine in Evolutionary Medicine; Marie Darrason (Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne): Unifying diseases through common genetic mechanisms : the example of the genetic theory of infectious diseases

Thursday, November 3

9:00-10:30 INVITED SPEAKER: Brian Hurwitz (King’s College, London) ‘Construing Clinical Cases – Some Compositional Challenges’. Chair: Fred Gifford (Michigan State University)

COFFEE BREAK

11:00-13:00 CONTRIBUTED PAPERS IV Chair: Kirstin Borgerson (Dalhousie University)
Jeremy Howick (Oxford):  Why mechanisms rarely bridge the gap between randomized trials and ‘target’ populations: a reply to Cartwright; Elselijn  Kingma (King’s College, London):  EBM: mistaking hierarchies of evidentiary tools for evidence; Adam La Caze (U. Queensland):  Large randomized trials and therapeutic decisions; Mila Petrova (U. Exeter):  (How) Can Philosophical Debates on Variety of Evidence in Medicine Benefit “Health Research Synthesis” Studies?

LUNCH

14:30-16:00 CONTRIBUTED PAPERS V Chair: Jeremy Howick (Oxford)
Kirstin Borgerson (Dalhousie University): Shifting the Burden of Justification in Clinical Trial Design; Daniele Chiffi (University of Padova):  In and Out of the Black Box: The ‘Inferential Challenge’ of Weak Associations; Cecilia Nardini (University of Milan):  Monitoring in Clinical Trials: the Need to Reform

COFFEE BREAK

16:30-18:00 CONTRIBUTED PAPERS VI Chair: Havi Carel (UWE)
Stéphanie Van Droogenbroeck (Vrije Universiteit Brussel):  A preliminary qualitative analysis of the heuristic “Don’t think zebras”; Miriam Solomon (Temple University):  “A Troubled Area”:Understanding the controversy over screening mammography for women aged 40-49; Michael Cournoyea (University of Toronto): Untangling Complexity and Pluralism in Medical Explanations

18:00-19:00 GENERAL DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSIONS Chair: David Teira (UNED)

 


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