9th Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable, June 27-30, 2021 Hosted Remotely on by Michigan State University

The next biennial Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable will be held, virtually, “at” Michigan State University, Sunday-Wednesday, Jun 27-30, 2021.

Registration is free, but required to recieve the link to join the conference. Please register in advance at: https://msu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwpcu6trzksHNANqQFB-r8BiYzrphE369IN

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information  about joining the meeting.

Questions regarding submissions or the Roundtable should be directed to Fred Gifford (gifford@msu.edu) and Jeremy Simon (jeremy.simon@nyu.edu).


Sunday, June 27 Monday, June 28 Tuesday, June 29 Wednesday, June 30
9:00 – 9:10 Introduction/set up Introduction/set up Introduction/set up Introduction/set up
9:10 – 9:40 Doctor knows me best? A philosophical examination of epistemic privilege in psychiatry – Kathrine Rickus Therapeutic Skepticism – Jonathan Fuller On the Uses and Abuses of Biomarkers: Epistemic Injustice in Genomic Medicine – Benjamin Chin-Yee Challenging the scarcity of medicines – Michelle Brotherton
9:40 – 9:45 Break Break Break Break
9:45 – 10:15 Avatar Therapy and Clinical Care in Psychiatry: Epistemic and Ethical Challenges – Raffaella Campaner and Marina Lalatta Costerbosa Scoping Precision Medicine – Kathryn Tabb and Lara Keuck Epistemic in/justice in patient participation – Marjolein de Boer On Recovery: Re-directing the Concept by Differentiation of its Meanings – Yael Friedman
10:15 – 10:20 Break Break Break Break
10:20 – 10:50 Addiction, Compulsions, and the False Dichotomy Between Choice and Disease – Derek Braverman Thinking Differently About Diagnosis: AI Diagnostic Machines, Evidence Based Medicine, and Intersectional Subjects – Devora Shapiro ‘Isn’t everyone a little OCD?’: the epistemic harms of wrongful depathologisation – Lucienne Spencer and Havi Carel Variable Values: Causal Economy and Proportionality in Medicine – Marina DiMarco
10:55 – 11:10 Break Break Break Break
11:10 – 11:40 A ranking of qualitative evidence? Philosophical challenges from a working group on qualitative evidence appraisal in guideline creation – CJ Blunt Are ‘Phase IV’ Trials Exploratory or Confirmatory Experiments? – Austin Due Over-medicalization and Epistemic Injustices: The Case of PMDD – Anne-Marie Gagné-Julien Health and disease as practical concepts: exploring function in context-specific definitions – Rik van der Linden and Maartje Schermer
11:40 – 11:45 Break Break Break Break
11:45 – 12:15 What are symptoms? Making sense of subjective evidence in medicine – Diane O’Leary A Perspectival Solution to the Problem of Inconsistent Results of Clinical Trials – Mariusz Maziarz The Explanatory Power of Medical Misogyny – Kirstin Borgerson Bridging the gap between philosophical and scientific debates on the disease-status of aging – Simon Okholm
12:15 – 12:20 12:15 – 1:15 – Social hour Break Break Break
12:20 – 12:50 The approval of new medical devices by FDA Substantial Equivalence: Is it an argument by analogy? – Cecilia Calderon-Aguilar and Atocha Aliseda How to think about the immune system in times of COVID-19 and beyond: why stronger isn’t always better and other misleading metaphors – Martin Zach and Gregor Greslehner Reference Class Problems Are Real – Nicholas Binney
12:50 – 2:00 Social hour

Local Organizers: Fred Gifford, Robyn Bluhm and Sean Valles

Scientific committee: Rachel Ankeny, Robyn Bluhm, Kirstin Borgerson, Alex Broadbent, Havi Carel, Maël Lemoine, Jonathan Fuller, Julian Reiss, Jeremy Simon, and Sean Valles

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