Events Overview

Colloquium on Ethics: Riana Betzler and David Fajardo Chica (online)
22 October 2020 – 17:00-18:15

Riana Betzler (WUSTL): Ethics as a Practice in Medical Education
David Fajardo Chica (UNAM): Pain, suffering and death: A proposal for philosophy in palliative care education

Place: Online Videoconference
Registration: via eventbrite (by 14 00 on the 22nd October)

Riana Betzler is McDonnell Postdoctoral Fellow in Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology in the Department of Philosophy at Washington University in St. Louis. Her research spans the philosophy of biology, psychology and medicine including the ethics of empathy.

David Fajardo Chica is a postdoctoral researcher in philosophy based in the Faculty of Medicine at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. His research concerns pain and suffering in palliative care.

Colloquium on Phenomenology: Anthony Vincent Fernandez and Samantha Gallivan (online)
12 November 2020 – 17:00-18:15

Anthony Vincent Fernandez (KSU): Teaching Phenomenology in Clinical Practice: A Conceptual Approach
Samantha Gallivan (Imperial): Using Phenomenologically Informed Qualitative Methods to Explore Surgical Practice

Place: Online Videoconference
Registration: via eventbrite (by 14 00 on the 22th November)

Anthony Vincent Fernandez is Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Kent State University. His current research concerns the challenges of applying phenomenology to domains for which it was not intended such as psychology, medicine, race and gender.

Samantha Gallivan is an orthopaedic surgeon with St George’s Hospital and Deputy Academic Lead for Collaborative Projects at Imperial College London. Her research focuses on understanding tacit and embodied knowing in the expert practice of surgeons, stone carvers and sculptors.

Colloquium on Psychiatry: Benjamin Wilck, Ivan Nenchev and Tania Gergel (online)
26 November 2020 – 17:00-18:15

Benjamin Wilck (Humboldt) and Ivan Nenchev (Charité): The Value of Philosophy of Language for Psychiatric Diagnostics
Tania Gergel (KCL): Teaching philosophy to psychiatrists: a paradigm case of interdisciplinary education?

Place: Online Videoconference
Registration: via eventbrite (by 14 00 on the 26th November)

Ivan Nenchev is Resident Physician and Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, and Benjamin Wilck is a Doctoral Candidate in the Department of Philosophy at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin.

Tania Gergel is a Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Psychological Medicine at King’s College London. Her research focuses on applying conceptual analysis to mental health, psychiatry and law.

Past Events

Philosophy & Medicine Reading Group
3 May 2019 – 17:00-19:00

Reading:

  • Malaterre, Christophe (2011). “Making sense of downward causation in manipulationism: illustrations from cancer research”. History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 33, p. 537-561. (link)

Convener: Tuomas Pernu

Location: Room 508

The Philosophy & Medicine Reading Group discusses topics at the intersection of philosophy and medicine, this term with a special focus on personalised medicine. 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.

Philosophy & Medicine Reading Group
26 April 2019 – 17:00-19:00

Reading:

  • Lynch, Kate E.; Parke, Emily C. & O’Malley, Maureen A. (forthcoming). “How Causal are Microbiomes? A Comparison with the Helicobacter pylori Explanation of Ulcers”. Biology & Philosophy. (link)

Convener: Tuomas Pernu

Location: Room 508

The Philosophy & Medicine Reading Group discusses topics at the intersection of philosophy and medicine, this term with a special focus on personalised medicine. 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.
 

Philosophy & Medicine Reading Group
12 April 2019 – 17:00-19:00

Reading:

  • Shadlen, Michael N. & Roskies, Adina L. (2012). “The neurobiology of decision-making and responsibility: reconciling mechanism and mindedness”. Frontiers in Neuroscience 6:56. (link)

Convener: Tuomas Pernu

Location: Room 508

The Philosophy & Medicine Reading Group discusses topics at the intersection of philosophy and medicine, this term with a special focus on personalised medicine. 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.
 

Philosophy & Medicine Reading Group
5 April 2019 – 17:00-19:00

Reading:

  • Sadler, John Z. (2008). “Vice and the diagnostic classification of mental disorders: a philosophical case conference”. Philosophy, Psychiatry, & Psychology 15, p. 1-17. (link)

Convener: Tuomas Pernu

Location: Room 508

The Philosophy & Medicine Reading Group discusses topics at the intersection of philosophy and medicine, this term with a special focus on personalised medicine. 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.
 

Philosophy & Medicine Reading Group
29 March 2019 – 17:00-19:00

Reading:

  • Stein, Dan J. (1998). “Philosophy of psychopharmacology”. Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 41, p. 200-211. (link)

Convener: Tuomas Pernu

Location: Room 508

The Philosophy & Medicine Reading Group discusses topics at the intersection of philosophy and medicine, this term with a special focus on personalised medicine. 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.
 

Philosophy & Medicine Reading Group
22 March 2019 – 17:00-19:00

Reading:

  • Vincent, Nicole A. (2011). “Madness, badness, and neuroimaging-based responsibility assessments”. In M. Freeman ed., Law and Neuroscience: Current Legal Issues Volume 13. Oxford: Oxford University Press. (link)

Convener: Tuomas Pernu

Location: Room 508

The Philosophy & Medicine Reading Group discusses topics at the intersection of philosophy and medicine, this term with a special focus on personalised medicine. 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.
 

Philosophy & Medicine Reading Group
8 March 2019 – 17:00-19:00

Reading:

  • Nathan, Marco J. (2017). “Counterfactual reasoning in molecular medicine”. In G. Boniolo & M. J. Nathan eds, Philosophy of Molecular Medicine: Foundational Issues in Theory and Practice. New York, NY: Routledge. (link)

Convener: Tuomas Pernu

Location: Room 508

The Philosophy & Medicine Reading Group discusses topics at the intersection of philosophy and medicine, this term with a special focus on personalised medicine. 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.
 

Making Science Reproducible: Will this time be different?
7 March 2019 – 17:30-19:00

Lecture: Fiona Fidler, University of Melbourne and Hilda Bastian, PLOS One and PubMed

Theatre 1, New Hunt’s House at Guy’s Campus – Followed by a wine reception in the Reception Room in Henriette Raphael House.

Description:
Fiona Fidler, a philosopher and historian of science at the University of Melbourne is currently investigating the “reproducibility crisis” in science and Hilda Bastian, a scientist who has worked for PubMed Health, the PLOS One Human Research Advisory Group, and Wikipedia’s WikiProject Medicine will reflect on past attempts to fix methodological problems in science, and consider how we can best take advantage of the current interest in reproducibility to bring about change.

Registration: Eventbrite

(See this event also on Facebook)
 

Philosophy & Medicine Reading Group
1 March 2019 – 17:00-19:00

Reading:

  • Andreoletti, Mattia (2018). “More than one way to measure? A casuistic approach to cancer clinical trials”. Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 61, p. 174-190. (link)

Convener: Tuomas Pernu

Location: Room 508

The Philosophy & Medicine Reading Group discusses topics at the intersection of philosophy and medicine, this term with a special focus on personalised medicine. 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.
 

Philosophy & Medicine Reading Group
22 February 2019 – 17:00-19:00

Reading:

  • Woodward, James (2010). “Causation in biology: stability, specificity, and the choice of levels of explanation”. Biology and Philosophy 25, p. 287-318. (link)

Convener: Tuomas Pernu

Location: Room 508

The Philosophy & Medicine Reading Group discusses topics at the intersection of philosophy and medicine, this term with a special focus on personalised medicine. 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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