Application for grants from Nordforsk was submitted for the Nordic Network for Philosophy of Medicine and Medical Ethics.
Nordforsk decided to fund the network for three years, 2009-2011.
The home page for the network was launched on December 30.
The opening conference was held in Linköping between March 4-6. On the first day the scholarly situation as regards philosophy of medicine and medical ethics in the different countries was described. On the second day participants presented their research. On the third day there was a discussion on the forthcoming programme for the network.
There was good attendance from all the participating countries. The discussions were stimulating and a preliminary schedule for the forthcoming activities was agreed on.
Latvia was now included among the participant countries. Now all the Nordic and Baltic states are a part of the network.
The first application round for doctoral student exchange ended. Three applications were received and they all received funding from the network.
Viva Combs Thorsen, Oslo, participation in a Ph.D. course in Gotland, Sweden. Enhancing access to human resources for material and neonatal survival. Arranged jointly by Columbia University, New York and Karolinska Institute, Stockholm.
Lisa Guntram, Linköping, participation in a Ph.D. course in Tromsø. Narrative analysis and theory. Arranged jointly by University of Oslo and University of Tromsø.
Martin Berzell, Linköping, study the work with terminologies within medical informatics at Sundhetsstyrelsen, Copenhagen.
Country pages were added to the webpage.
The workshop in Denmark was a success. Some reports from the meeting are available here:
From Johansson (only in Swedish)
Workshop "Experimental philosophy and experimental medical philosophy"
The experimental approach to philosophical concepts and problems is a recent flourishing approach known as experimental philosophy or for short X-phi. Using controlled and systematic experiments it explores folk intuitions and concepts about e.g. “free will and responsibility” and “intentional action”.
At the workshop some of the “classic” studies will be presented and we will explore how the experimental approach can be extended to topics of specific interest within medical philosophy, e.g. personal responsibility for health and concepts of disease.
A well attended conference and Ph. D. course on research ethics. Some pictures and reports from the event are available here:
The course "justice of access to genetic technology" that was scheduled here was cancelled due to too few attendants.
The preliminary programme for this course could be found here.
Course: Knowledge in medicine - Questions in medical epistemology
Is medicine a science or does it rather belong to the humanities? Or is it a discipline of its own? What is the nature of knowledge in medicine? How does medicine develop? These and related questions are discussed in the seminar/PhD-course Knowledge in Medicine -Questions in Medical Epistemology.
The final conference will be held in Vilnius, Lithuania. A preliminary full schedule for the conference is presented below.
A new workshop and discussion on future of the network, see links below. Schedule for the event is now added!
Last updated: 2012-08-24