First edition of the ‘International Advanced Seminar in the Philosophy of Medicine’, Paris June 20-22

Registration is now open for the first meeting of the International Advanced Seminar in the Philosophy of Medicine (IASPM) on the website of the conference. The first meeting will be held at the Center Pantheon Sorbonne (12 place de la Sorbonne 75 005 Paris – room 1) from June 20 to June 22, 2013, in Paris.

IASPM aims to offer a biennial international three-day event for PhD students and early-career researchers in philosophy of medicine to meet, exchange ideas, acquire a general background in the discipline and present their work. The main theme of this first edition is “Unity and autonomy in the philosophy of medical science”. The list of speakers for this edition is the following:

Institut d’Histoire et de Philosophie des Sciences et des Techniques (France) :

Maël Lemoine
Marie Darrason
Gladys Kostyrka
Hélène Richard

Institute for the History, Philosophy and Ethics of Medicine, Johannes-Gutenberg University, Mainz (Germany):

Norbert Paul
Lara Keuck
Yazan Abu Ghazal

Department of Health Sciences, European School of Molecular Medicine (Italy):

Giovanni Boniolo
Pierre-Luc Germain
Marco Annoni

Center for the Humanities and Health, King’s College of London (United Kingdom)

Derek Bolton
Norman Poole
Silvia Camporesi

Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh (United States):

Peter Machamer
Kathryn Tabb
Lauren Ross

Speakers selected through the call for contributions:

Nicholas Binney (University of Exeter, Exeter, United Kingdom)
Jennifer Bulcock (Rice University, Houston, United States of America)
Chris J. Blunt (London School of Economics, London, United Kingdom)
Armand Dirand (University of Besançon, Besançon, France)
Lydia Du Bois (University of Wisconsin, Madison, United States of America)
Barthelemy Durrive (ENS Lyon/Université Lyon 1, Lyon, France)
Hajimé Fujimori (IHPST, Paris, France)
Jonathan Fuller (University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada)
Ashley Kennedy (University of South Carolina, Columbia, United States of America)
Johnatan Scholl (KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium)
Stéphanie Van Droogenbroeck (Free University of Brussels, Brussels, Belgium)

You can preview the program of the conference here.

The conference will be closed by three thematic workshops on the following topics:

– “Health and disease concepts: is there still any relevance of their philosophical analysis?” organized by Elodie Giroux (Université Lyon 3) and Marion Le Bidan;

– “Knowledge and practice in medicine” organized by Alain Leplège (Université Paris 7) and Hidetaka Yakura (Université Paris 7);

– “Plurality of explanatory schemes in medicine” organized by Michel Morange (Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris) and Smaïl Bouaziz (IHPST)

Click here to register. There are no registration fees for the conference, but places are limited, so hurry up!