Medical Knowledge in a Social World

Страна: США

Город: Irvine

Тезисы до: 20.01.2016

Даты: 28.03.16 — 29.03.16

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Организаторы: University of California


 In contrast to an epistemological focus on an isolated knower confronting a fixed set of evidence, social epistemology attempts to make room both for the social practices that promote knowledge and those that obscure it.  The broader purview offered by social epistemology opens up opportunities for philosophers interested in medical knowledge to discuss topics such as the role of consensus conferences, continuing medical education, and industry funding.  It promises to be an exciting avenue of philosophic inquiry and one that is rapidly taking shape; above all, this workshop is intended to bring together those working at this intersection in order to share our projects, learn from each other, and build a community of scholarship. Travel assistance is available for early career scholars

Possible topics include, but are by no means limited to: Testimony and/or Expert disagreement Pragmatic ends and medical knowledge  The epistemic picture that emerges from social epistemology and its relation to Evidence- Based Medicine  Agnotology and medicine  3rd parties (FDA, medical journals, etc.) and knowledge dissemination   The role of the patient in medical epistemology  The influence of funding sources on medical knowledge  Formal models (e.g. network epistemology) and the assessment of alternative knowledge practices (e.g. distribution of funding, policy recommendations for conflicts of interest, etc.)  Medical knowledge as group knowledge 

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