Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable

6th Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable Understanding Disease and Illness

Took place August 11-12, 2015
University of Bristol

A report of the first day of the conference is available here:

A report of the second day of the conference is available here:

Audio recordings of many (although unfortunately not all) of the presentations are available here:

August 11-12, 2015
University of Bristol

Keynote speakers: Rachel Cooper (Lancaster) and Trish Greenhalgh (Oxford).

We will endeavour to enable access to all. Please let the conference administrator, Ms Jess Farr-Cox ( know if you have any access requirements.

For more information, full program, and to register:

Enquiries should be directed to the conference administrator, Jess Farr-Cox (

Scientific committee: Rachel Ankeny, Alexander Bird, Alex Broadbent, Havi Carel, Fred Gifford, Harold Kincaid, Miriam Solomon, Julian Reiss, Jeremy Simon, David Teira.

This roundtable is supported by the Wellcome Trust, as part of the Life of Breath project (

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The 5th Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable conference was held Nov. 20-21, 2013 at Columbia University Medical Center in New York. Keynote Speakers were Rita Charon, Columbia University and Ross Upshur, University of Toronto.

Other presenters were:

Erik Angner, George Mason University
Rachel Ankeny, University of Adelaide
Nina Atanasova, University of Cincinnati
Chris Blunt, LSE
Kirstin Borgerson,  Dalhousie University
Jennifer A. Bulcock, Rice University
Michael Cournoyea, University of Toronto
Helena Drage, King’s College, London
Lydia du Bois, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Antoine C. Dussault and Anne-Marie Gagné-Julien, University of Montreal
Maya Goldenberg, University of Guelph
William Goodwin, University of South Florida
Susan Hawthorne, St. Catherine University
Tobias Huber
Maël Lemoine, University of Tours (France)
Hanna van Loo, University of Groningen
Leah McClimans, University of South Carolina
Lauren Ross, University of Pittsburgh
Cristian Saborido, UNED, Juan Carlos Hernández-Clemente, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and María González-Moreno, CEU San Pablo
Sean Valles, Michigan State University

**Schedule available here**

The 2013 Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable was sponsored by:

The Center for Bioethics, Columbia University

With additional Support from:

The Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University



The International Union of History and Philosophy of Science, Division of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science