PhilInBioMed is both an interdisciplinary institute located at the University of Bordeaux (France), and a national and international network connecting teams that work at the interface between philosophy, biology, and medicine in order to transform scientific practices and discovery.
PhilInBioMed has three main missions:
- Promoting short-term and long-term stays of philosophers in biology and medicine labs, as well as short-term and long-term stays of biologists and MDs in philosophy lab, at a local but also an international scale.
- Promoting collaborative publications by philosophers, biologists, and medical doctors – targeting both philosophy, science, and medicine journals.
- Promoting the participation to common conferences, seminars and reading groups.
PhilInBioMed was created by Thomas Pradeu (CNRS & Univ. Bordeaux) in 2017. Since 2020, it is recognized as a CNRS International Research Network (IRN).
Members of PhilInBioMed share the aim to promote productive interactions between philosophy, biology, and medicine. Internationally, several teams and institutes are part of PhilInBioMed.