MBBS Curriculum 2020

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    Reading Group: Philosophy and Medicine
    22 April 2016 - 16:00-18:00

    Reading:

    Stegenga, Jacob (2014). “Down with the hierarchies”. Topoi 33, p. 313-322. (link)

    Convener: Dr Tuomas Pernu

    E1 North Wing, Strand, King’s College London

    Philosophy & Medicine Reading Group discusses topics at the intersection of philosophy and medicine, with a special focus on Medicine and the Mind. We will base our discussion in each session on a paper. All members of the group are welcome to suggest relevant reading. Please do feel free to participate even if you have not been able to read the material or have missed a meeting. If you would like to suggest specific readings, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the group convener, Dr Tuomas Pernu by email.

    Please also join us on Facebook. You are welcome to join this group as a virtual member even if you are unable to attend the actual meetings.

     


    Reading Group: Philosophy and Medicine
    29 April 2016 - 16:00-18:00

    Reading:

    Solomon, Miriam (2011). “Just a paradigm: evidence-based medicine in epistemological context”. European Journal for Philosophy of Science 1, p. 451-466. (link)

    Convener: Dr Tuomas Pernu

    E1 North Wing, Strand, King’s College London

    Philosophy & Medicine Reading Group discusses topics at the intersection of philosophy and medicine, with a special focus on Medicine and the Mind. We will base our discussion in each session on a paper. All members of the group are welcome to suggest relevant reading. Please do feel free to participate even if you have not been able to read the material or have missed a meeting. If you would like to suggest specific readings, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the group convener, Dr Tuomas Pernu by email.

    Please also join us on Facebook. You are welcome to join this group as a virtual member even if you are unable to attend the actual meetings.

     


    Reading Group: Philosophy and Medicine
    6 May 2016 - 16:00-18:00

    Reading:

    Solomon, Miriam (2015). “What is translational medicine?”. Chapter 7 of Making Medical Knowledge (OUP). (link)

    Convener: Dr Tuomas Pernu

    E1 North Wing, Strand, King’s College London

    Philosophy & Medicine Reading Group discusses topics at the intersection of philosophy and medicine, with a special focus on Medicine and the Mind. We will base our discussion in each session on a paper. All members of the group are welcome to suggest relevant reading. Please do feel free to participate even if you have not been able to read the material or have missed a meeting. If you would like to suggest specific readings, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the group convener, Dr Tuomas Pernu by email.

    Please also join us on Facebook. You are welcome to join this group as a virtual member even if you are unable to attend the actual meetings.

     


    Reading Group: Philosophy and Medicine
    13 May 2016 - 16:00-18:00

    Reading:

    Fiorentinoa, Alexander R. & Dammann, Olaf (2015). “Evidence, illness, and causation: an epidemiological perspective on the Russo–Williamson Thesis”. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 54, p. 1-9. (link)

    Convener: Dr Tuomas Pernu

    E1 North Wing, Strand, King’s College London

    Philosophy & Medicine Reading Group discusses topics at the intersection of philosophy and medicine, with a special focus on Medicine and the Mind. We will base our discussion in each session on a paper. All members of the group are welcome to suggest relevant reading. Please do feel free to participate even if you have not been able to read the material or have missed a meeting. If you would like to suggest specific readings, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the group convener, Dr Tuomas Pernu by email.

    Please also join us on Facebook. You are welcome to join this group as a virtual member even if you are unable to attend the actual meetings.

     


    Reading Group: Philosophy and Medicine
    20 May 2016 - 16:00-18:00

    Reading:

    Broadbent, Alex (2011). “Inferring causation in epidemiology: mechanisms, black boxes, and contrasts”. In Causality in the Sciences, ed. P. Illari, F. Russo & J. Williamson. Oxford: Oxford University Press. (link)

    Convener: Dr Tuomas Pernu

    E1 North Wing, Strand, King’s College London

    Philosophy & Medicine Reading Group discusses topics at the intersection of philosophy and medicine, with a special focus on Medicine and the Mind. We will base our discussion in each session on a paper. All members of the group are welcome to suggest relevant reading. Please do feel free to participate even if you have not been able to read the material or have missed a meeting. If you would like to suggest specific readings, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the group convener, Dr Tuomas Pernu by email.

    Please also join us on Facebook. You are welcome to join this group as a virtual member even if you are unable to attend the actual meetings.

     


    Reading Group: Philosophy and Medicine
    27 May 2016 - 16:00-18:00

    No meeting.


    Reading Group: Death and Mortality
    6 October 2016 - 16:00-18:00

    Reading:

    The following readings will anchor our discussion, in this order, and we’ll see how far we get each time. The papers can be found online, but the first one takes some digging.

    Reading beforehand is not required. Feel free to come as you are.

    • Bernard Williams, ‘The Makropulos Case: reflections on the tedium of immortality’
    • Bernard Williams, ‘Unbearable suffering’, in his The Sense of the Past.
    • Ben Bradley, ‘Existential terror’, Journal of Ethics 19 (2015)
    • Adrian Moore, ‘Williams, Nietzsche and the meaninglessness of immortality’, Mind 115 April 2006
    • Galen Strawson, ‘Against narrativity’, in Ratio XVII 4 (December 2004)
    • Samuel Scheffler, Death and the Afterlife
    • Susan Woolf, Meaning in Life

    Convenor: Dr David Galloway

    K-1.56, Strand Building, Strand, King’s College London

    (See this event also on Facebook)


    Reading Group: Death and Mortality
    20 October 2016 - 16:00-18:00

    Convenor: Dr David Galloway

    K-1.56, King’s Building, Strand, King’s College London

    (See this event also on Facebook)

    Reading:

    The following readings will anchor our discussion, in this order, and we’ll see how far we get each time. The papers can be found online, but the first one takes some digging.

    Reading beforehand is not required. Feel free to come as you are.

    • Bernard Williams, ‘The Makropulos Case: reflections on the tedium of immortality’
    • Bernard Williams, ‘Unbearable suffering’, in his The Sense of the Past.
    • Ben Bradley, ‘Existential terror’, Journal of Ethics 19 (2015)
    • Adrian Moore, ‘Williams, Nietzsche and the meaninglessness of immortality’, Mind 115 April 2006
    • Galen Strawson, ‘Against narrativity’, in Ratio XVII 4 (December 2004)
    • Samuel Scheffler, Death and the Afterlife
    • Susan Woolf, Meaning in Life

     

    After-event Film Screening

    “Highlander”

    6:30pm – 405 Philosophy Building
     
     


    Reading Group: Death and Mortality
    17 November 2016 - 16:00-18:00

    Convenor: Dr David Galloway

    K-1.56, King’s Building, Strand, King’s College London

    (See this event also on Facebook)
     

    Film Screening

    “Children of Men”
     


    Reading Group: Death and Mortality
    1 December 2016 - 16:00-18:00

    Convenor: Dr David Galloway

    K-1.56, King’s Building, Strand, King’s College London

    (See this event also on Facebook)

    Reading:

    • Samuel Scheffler, Death and the Afterlife

     
     


    Reading Group: Causal Explanation in Psychiatry
    20 January 2017 - 16:00-17:00

    Reading:

    Maung, Hane (2016). “Diagnosis and causal explanation in psychiatry”. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences. 60, p. 15-24. (link)

    Convener: Dr Tuomas Pernu

    Room 703, Philosophy Building, Strand, King’s College London

    Philosophy & Medicine Reading Group discusses topics at the intersection of philosophy and medicine, with a special focus on Causal Explanation in Psychiatry. We will base our discussion in each session on a paper. All members of the group are welcome to suggest relevant reading. Please do feel free to participate even if you have not been able to read the material or have missed a meeting. If you would like to suggest specific readings, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the group convener, Dr Tuomas Pernu by email.

    Please also join us on Facebook. You are welcome to join this group as a virtual member even if you are unable to attend the actual meetings.

     


    Reading Group: Causal Explanation in Psychiatry
    27 January 2017 - 16:00-17:00

    Reading:

    Kendler, Kenneth S. (2012). “The dappled nature of causes of psychiatric illness: replacing the organic-functional/hardware-software dichotomy with empirically based pluralism”. Molecular Psychiatry 17, p. 377-388. (link)

    Convener: Dr Tuomas Pernu

    Room 703, Philosophy Building, Strand, King’s College London

    Philosophy & Medicine Reading Group discusses topics at the intersection of philosophy and medicine, with a special focus on Causal Explanation in Psychiatry. We will base our discussion in each session on a paper. All members of the group are welcome to suggest relevant reading. Please do feel free to participate even if you have not been able to read the material or have missed a meeting. If you would like to suggest specific readings, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the group convener, Dr Tuomas Pernu by email.

    Please also join us on Facebook. You are welcome to join this group as a virtual member even if you are unable to attend the actual meetings.

     


    Reading Group: Causal Explanation in Psychiatry
    3 February 2017 - 16:00-17:00

    Reading:

    Woodward, James (2008). “Cause and explanation in psychiatry: an interventionist perspective”. In K. S. Kendler & J. Parnas eds, Philosophical Issues in Psychiatry: Explanation, Phenomenology, and Nosology. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. (link)

    Convener: Dr Tuomas Pernu

    Room 703, Philosophy Building, Strand, King’s College London

    Philosophy & Medicine Reading Group discusses topics at the intersection of philosophy and medicine, with a special focus on Causal Explanation in Psychiatry. We will base our discussion in each session on a paper. All members of the group are welcome to suggest relevant reading. Please do feel free to participate even if you have not been able to read the material or have missed a meeting. If you would like to suggest specific readings, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the group convener, Dr Tuomas Pernu by email.

    Please also join us on Facebook. You are welcome to join this group as a virtual member even if you are unable to attend the actual meetings.

     


    Reading Group: Causal Explanation in Psychiatry
    10 February 2017 - 16:00-17:00

    Readings:

    • Bolton, Derek (2012). “Classification and causal mechanisms – a deflationary approach to the classification problem”. In K. S. Kendler & J. Parnas eds, Philosophical Issues in Psychiatry II: Nosology. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
    • First, Micheal B. (2012). “Comments: The National Institute of Mental Health Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) project: moving towards a neuroscience-based diagnostic classification in psychiatry”. In K. S. Kendler & J. Parnas eds, Philosophical Issues in Psychiatry II: Nosology. Oxford: Oxford University Press.(link)

    Convener: Dr Tuomas Pernu

    Room 703, Philosophy Building, Strand, King’s College London

    The Philosophy & Medicine Reading Group discusses topics at the intersection of philosophy and medicine, with a special focus on Causal Explanation in Psychiatry. We will base our discussion in each session on a paper. All members of the group are welcome to suggest relevant reading. Please do feel free to participate even if you have not been able to read the material or have missed a meeting. If you would like to suggest specific readings, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the group convener, Dr Tuomas Pernu by email.

    Please also join us on Facebook. You are welcome to join this group as a virtual member even if you are unable to attend the actual meetings.

     


    Reading Group: Causal Explanation in Psychiatry
    17 February 2017 - 16:00-17:00

    Readings:

    • Cuthbert, Bruce N. (2014). “The RDoC framework: facilitating transition from ICD/DSM to dimensional approaches that integrate neuroscience and psychopathology”. World Psychiatry 13, p. 28-35. (link)
    • Kendler, Kenneth S. & Campbell, John (2009). “Interventionist causal models in psychiatry: repositioning the mind–body problem”. Psychological Medicine 39, p. 881-887. (link)

    Convener: Dr Tuomas Pernu

    Room 703, Philosophy Building, Strand, King’s College London

    The Philosophy & Medicine Reading Group discusses topics at the intersection of philosophy and medicine, with a special focus on Causal Explanation in Psychiatry. We will base our discussion in each session on a paper. All members of the group are welcome to suggest relevant reading. Please do feel free to participate even if you have not been able to read the material or have missed a meeting. If you would like to suggest specific readings, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the group convener, Dr Tuomas Pernu by email.

    Please also join us on Facebook. You are welcome to join this group as a virtual member even if you are unable to attend the actual meetings.

     


    Reading Group: Causal Explanation in Psychiatry
    24 February 2017 - 16:00-17:00

    Reading:

    • Hoffman, Ginger A. & Zachar, Peter (2017). “RDoCʹs metaphysical assumptions: problems and promises”. In J. Poland & Şerife Tekin eds, Extraordinary Science and Psychiatry: Responses to the Crisis in Mental Health Research. Cambridge MA: MIT Press. (link)

    Convener: Dr Tuomas Pernu

    Room 703, Philosophy Building, Strand, King’s College London

    The Philosophy & Medicine Reading Group discusses topics at the intersection of philosophy and medicine, with a special focus on Causal Explanation in Psychiatry. We will base our discussion in each session on a paper. All members of the group are welcome to suggest relevant reading. Please do feel free to participate even if you have not been able to read the material or have missed a meeting. If you would like to suggest specific readings, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the group convener, Dr Tuomas Pernu by email.

    Please also join us on Facebook. You are welcome to join this group as a virtual member even if you are unable to attend the actual meetings.

     


    Reading Group: Causal Explanation in Psychiatry
    3 March 2017 - 16:00-17:00

    Reading:

    • Kostko, Aaron & Bickle, John (2017). “Personalized psychiatry and scientific causal explanations: two accounts”. In J. Poland & Şerife Tekin eds, Extraordinary Science and Psychiatry: Responses to the Crisis in Mental Health Research. Cambridge MA: MIT Press. (link)

    Convener: Dr Tuomas Pernu

    Room 703, Philosophy Building, Strand, King’s College London

    The Philosophy & Medicine Reading Group discusses topics at the intersection of philosophy and medicine, with a special focus on Causal Explanation in Psychiatry. We will base our discussion in each session on a paper. All members of the group are welcome to suggest relevant reading. Please do feel free to participate even if you have not been able to read the material or have missed a meeting. If you would like to suggest specific readings, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the group convener, Dr Tuomas Pernu by email.

    Please also join us on Facebook. You are welcome to join this group as a virtual member even if you are unable to attend the actual meetings.

     


    Reading Group: Causal Explanation in Psychiatry
    10 March 2017 - 16:00-17:00

    Reading:

    • Campbell, John (2009). “What does rationality have to do with psychological causation? Propositional attitudes as mechanisms and as control variables”. In Psychiatry as Cognitive Neuroscience: Philosophical perspectives, ed. M. Broome & Lisa Bortolotti. Oxford: Oxford University Press. (link)

    Convener: Dr Tuomas Pernu

    Room 703, Philosophy Building, Strand, King’s College London

    The Philosophy & Medicine Reading Group discusses topics at the intersection of philosophy and medicine, with a special focus on Causal Explanation in Psychiatry. We will base our discussion in each session on a paper. All members of the group are welcome to suggest relevant reading. Please do feel free to participate even if you have not been able to read the material or have missed a meeting. If you would like to suggest specific readings, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the group convener, Dr Tuomas Pernu by email.

    Please also join us on Facebook. You are welcome to join this group as a virtual member even if you are unable to attend the actual meetings.

     


    Reading Group: Causal Explanation in Psychiatry
    17 March 2017 - 16:00-17:00

    Reading:

    • Cratsley, Kelso (2017). “The shift to mechanistic explanation and classification”. In J. Poland & Şerife Tekin eds, Extraordinary Science and Psychiatry: Responses to the Crisis in Mental Health Research. Cambridge MA: MIT Press. (link)

    Convener: Dr Tuomas Pernu

    Room 703, Philosophy Building, Strand, King’s College London

    The Philosophy & Medicine Reading Group discusses topics at the intersection of philosophy and medicine, with a special focus on Causal Explanation in Psychiatry. We will base our discussion in each session on a paper. All members of the group are welcome to suggest relevant reading. Please do feel free to participate even if you have not been able to read the material or have missed a meeting. If you would like to suggest specific readings, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the group convener, Dr Tuomas Pernu by email.

    Please also join us on Facebook. You are welcome to join this group as a virtual member even if you are unable to attend the actual meetings.

     


    Reading Group: Causal Explanation in Psychiatry
    24 March 2017 - 16:00-17:00

    Reading:

    • Bolton, Derek (2008). “The epistemology of randomized, controlled trials and application in psychiatry”. Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 15, p. 159-165. (link)

    Convener: Dr Tuomas Pernu

    Room 703, Philosophy Building, Strand, King’s College London

    The Philosophy & Medicine Reading Group discusses topics at the intersection of philosophy and medicine, with a special focus on Causal Explanation in Psychiatry. We will base our discussion in each session on a paper. All members of the group are welcome to suggest relevant reading. Please do feel free to participate even if you have not been able to read the material or have missed a meeting. If you would like to suggest specific readings, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the group convener, Dr Tuomas Pernu by email.

    Please also join us on Facebook. You are welcome to join this group as a virtual member even if you are unable to attend the actual meetings.

     


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