Workshop: Philosophy of Medicine Meets Social Epistemology
Sean Valles (Michigan State University)
Miriam Soloman (Temple University)
Rebecca Kukla (Georgetown University)
Havi Carel (University of Bristol)
The two-day workshop aims at building bridges between philosophy of medicine and social epistemology. There is a significant overlap in the questions discussed in these fields, especially the interest in medical research in its wider social and cultural context. The workshop aims to provide an opportunity to explore such issues, which are not only of interest to academic philosophy, but have wide-ranging implications for society. How does the institutional context of medical research influence its trustworthiness? Which research areas and questions are under-funded or even completely ignored? How do issues of testimonial justice affect therapeutic relationships? What is the role of patient and other interest groups in producing medical knowledge?
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