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Philosophy of Medicine Reading Group

We are starting a reading group dedicated to new and old problems in philosophy of medicine. This term our focus is on inductive risk as it is manifested in healthcare and on personalized medicine. All are welcome.

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

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

Michaelmas Term 2016 (subject to change)

Week 1 (11 October): Inductive risk and diagnosis

Biddle, J. 'Inductive risk, epistemic risk and the overdiagnosis of disease' Perspectives on Science 24(2)

Week 2 (18 October): Inductive risk and population health interventions

Plutynski, A. (forthcoming) 'Safe, or Sorry? Cancer Screening and Inductive Risk' forthcoming in Exploring Inductive Risk (will be pre-circulated subject to author's approval)

Week 3 (25 October): Inductive risk: which consequences matter?

Scarantino, 'Inductive risk and justice in kidney allocation' Bioethics Volume 24 Number 8 2010 pp 421–430

Week 4 (1 November): Personalised medicine: mapping the terrain

Gamma, Alex, (forthcoming) 'Personalized and Precision Medicine' in Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Medicine (ed., Solomon, Simon, and Kincaid), Routledge

Week 5 (8 November): Personalised medicine: the social and the personal

Green and Vogt. 2016. 'Personalizing Medicine: Disease Prevention in silico and in socio' Humana.Mente Journal of Philosophical Studies 30: 105-145

Week 6 (15 November): Personalised medicine: redefining disease

Vogt, H., Hofmann, B., & Getz, L. (2016) 'Personalized medicine: evidence of normativity in its quantitative definition of health' Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics, 1-16.

Week 7 (22 November): Personalised medicine: the geneticisation of medicine?

Gamma, Alex. 'The role of genetic information in personalized medicine'. Persp Biol Med 56: 485-512

Week 8 (29 November): Personalised medicine: inferring individual effects

Teira, David. 'Testing oncological treatments in the era of personalized medicine', in G. Boniolo & M. Nathan, eds., Philosophy of Molecular Medicine, Routledge, forthcoming