Events Overview

Past Events

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.

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

Reading:

  • Klein, Colin (2017). “Brain regions as difference-makers”. Philosophical Psychology 30, p. 1-20.(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
25 January 2019 – 17:00-19:00

Reading:

  • Joffe, Michael (2013). “The concept of causation in biology”. Erkenntnis 78, p. 179-197.(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
18 January 2019 – 17:00-19:00

Reading:

  • Kent, David M., Steyerberg, Ewout & van Klaveren, David (2018). “Personalized evidence based medicine: predictive approaches to heterogeneous treatment effects”. BMJ 363:k4245.(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
14 December 2018 – 17:00-19:00

Reading:

  • Caruso, Gregg D. (2017). Public Health and Safety: The Social Determinants of Health and Criminal Behavior. UK: ResearchLinks Books.(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
7 December 2018 – 17:00-19:00

Reading:

  • Osimani, Barbara (2014). “Hunting side effects and explaining them: should we reverse evidence hierarchies upside down?”. Topoi 33, p. 295-312.(link) – if you have trouble accessing the paper, contact Tuomas: tuomas.pernu@kcl.ac.uk

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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