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Philosophy of Medicine Reading Group

This reading group is dedicated to new and old problems in philosophy of medicine. All are welcome.

Meetings take place on Tuesdays, 1–2pm, in Seminar Room 1.

Conveners: Tim Lewens, Stephen John, Jacob Stegenga, Anna Alexandrova

Easter Term 2017

2 May

Ian Hacking, 2010, 'Pathological withdrawal of refugee children seeking asylum in Sweden', Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences

9 May

Stephen John, 'Lies, damn'd lies and statistics: is it possible to communicate risk accurately?' (to be circulated, please email Jacob (jms303) for copy)

16 May

Joseph Wu, 'Health inequalities and cancer screening' (to be circulated, please email Jacob (jms303) for copy)

23 May

Eric Meslin, 'TBD' (to be circulated, please email Jacob (jms303) for copy)

30 May

Kirstin Borgerson, 'Evidence-based alternative medicine?'

6 June

Jeff McMahan, 'The metaphysics of brain death'

13 June

Jeremy Howick, 'The relativity of "placebos": defending a modified version of Grünbaum's definition', Synthese

20 June

Jacob Stegenga, 'TBD' (to be circulated, please email Jacob (jms303) for copy)