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Department of History and Philosophy of Science


We meet each week on Tuesdays at 1pm–2pm to discuss papers in the Philosophy of Medicine, broadly construed. We are open to students and staff in HPS and other departments. Participants are expected to read papers before the session, although normally a session leader gives a short introduction to that week's reading.

Organised by Jacob Stegenga.

Michaelmas Term 2021

This term we will be reading Anya Plutynksi's recent book Explaining Cancer.

The first two weeks will be on Zoom, after which we will decide if we can meet in person for the remaining weeks.

12 October

Reading: Introduction
Presenter: Jacob Stegenga

19 October

Reading: Chapter 1
Presenter: Hamed Tabatabaei Ghomi

26 October

Reading: Chapter 2
Presenter: Oliver Holdsworth

2 November

Reading: Chapter 3
Presenter: Adria Segarra

9 November

Reading: Chapter 4
Presenter: Cristian Larroulet Philippi

16 November

Reading: Chapter 5
Presenter: TBC

23 November

Reading: Chapter 6
Presenter: TBC

30 November

Q&A with Anya Plutynksi
Chair: Jacob Stegenga