Tag: Philosophy and Biology Seminar

James Tabery (Department of Philosophy, Utah), “Personalized Medicine” Wasn’t Personal; “Precision Medicine” Isn’t Precise

James Tabery is an Associate Professor at the University of Utah (USA), with appointments in the Department of Philosophy, the Department of Pediatrics, and the Department of Internal Medicine (Program in Medical Ethics and Humanities). His research areas are history and philosophy of science, as well as bioethics. In particular, he examines the history and… Read more »

Antoine Dussault (Researcher, CIRST, Montréal), Towards a Holistic-Functionalist Account of Pathology

Antoine Dussault is a philosophy teacher at Collège Lionel-Groulx (Sainte-Thérèse, Québec). He is also a researcher in the Centre interuniversitaire de recherche sur les sciences et les technologies (CIRST) and a regular member of the Centre de recherche en éthique (CRÉ). His areas of specialization are : philosophy of biology environmental ethics, philosophy of medicine. Abstract… Read more »

Federico Boem (Milan), “Out of our Skull, in our Skin: The Gut-Microbiota-Brain axis and the Extended Cognition Thesis”

Federico Boem is a philosopher of science who focuses on the life sciences and biomedicine. His current research interests include scientific reasoning and its public dimension, especially science-based policies, and the host-microbiota interaction with a focus on cognitive functions and ecological dimension. The talk will be given by Zoom: Zoom link for the talk; everyone is… Read more »

Jerome Wakefield (Professor of Social Work & Conceptual Foundations of Psychiatry, NYU School of Medicine, USA) (postponed)

Jerome C. Wakefield is University Professor; Professor of Social Work; Professor of the Conceptual Foundations of Psychiatry, NYU School of Medicine; Affiliate Faculty, InSPIRES (Institute for Social and Psychiatric Initiatives: Research, Education and Service), Department of Psychiatry, NYU School of Medicine; Affiliate Faculty, NYU Center for Bioethics; Affiliate Faculty, NYU Center for Ancient Studies; Honorary… Read more »

André Ariew (Professor or Philosophy, University of Missouri, USA), Darwin’s use of statistics to develop his theory of evolution

André Ariew is Associate Professor in the Philosophy Department at the University of Missouri (USA). When Karl Pearson asked Francis and Leonard Darwin whether their father was aware that the theory of natural selection is applicable to statistical analysis, they responded that their father had a ‘non-statistical’ mind. Ever since, commentators and biographers have perpetuated… Read more »