Issues in Medical Epistemology

E-Mail Adresse für Einreichungen: Please send abstracts to dirkkoppelberg@aol.com Abstracts should not be longer than 600 words.
Deadline: 01.09.2017
Call-Bezeichnung: Call for Papers
Ort: University of Cologne
Datum: 14.12.2017
Ende: 16.12.2017 --:--
Veranstaltende Institution: Sven Bernecker, CONCEPT, University of Cologne

Philosophizing about medicine is as old as philosophy and medicine themselves. Despite the long traditon of inquiry and speculation, medical epistemology was until recently not often recognized as an area of research in its own right. In recent years, however, the situation has changed markedly, and an increasing number of philosophers now count themselves as specialists in or active contributors to medical epistemology. Medical epistemology is now well on its way to taking form as a distinct and promising area of research, with a recognized set of problematics and theories.


Possible paper topics include, but are by no means limited to:


- What is medical knowledge and understanding?

- How can patients, and the public more broadly, contribute to medical knowledge and understanding?

- How can clinical reasoning be better understood and evaluated?

- What are the main problems and prospects for evidence-based medicine?

- Is evidence-based psychiatry a promising research program?

- What is the place of epistemic and non-epistemic values in medicine and clinical practice?

- What is the role of phenomenology and narrative competence in medicine and psychiatry?

- What is the difference between a vaccine and a medication and what is the significance of vaccine skepticism?

- What is the value and acccuracy of diagnostic tests?


Invited Speakers:

Robert Bluhm (Michigan)

Bennett Holman (Yonsei)

Barbara Osimani (LMU Munich)

Matthew Ratcliffe (Vienna)

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