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22/10/2014 - Public lecture by Anne Fagot-Largeault on medicine and philosophy

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Date: 
22 Oct 2014
Place: 

Université Libre de Bruxelles, Campus du Solbosch, Room R42.4.502, Avenue F.D. Roosevelt 42, 1050 Brussels. Click here to see a map of the campus and building R42

Anne Fagot-Largeault is a French psychiatrist and philosopher. She is a professor at the Collège de France and is a member of the Academy of Sciences of the Institut de France. Within the context of the Academic Chair 'History and Philosophy of Sciences' Anne Fagot-Largeault will give a public lecture on philosophy and medicine. In her presentation she will seek to clarify the features of a medical philosophy that can not be reduced to a neutral ethics.

Programme: 

18.30-19.00: Registration
19.00-19.15: Introduction by Jean Paul Van Bendegem
19.15-20.00: Public lecture by Anne Fagot-Largeault: Médicine et Philosophie (French spoken lecture!)

Pratiquer la médecine n'est pas philosophiquement neutre. Dans son exposé, Anne Fagot-Largeault cherchera à expliciter les traits d'une philosophie médicale qui ne se réduit pas à une éthique.

20.00-20.15: Q&A
20.15-21.00: Reception with drinks and fingerfood

 

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Bios / Slides

Anne Fagot-Largeault is a French psychiatrist and philosopher. She is a professor at the Collège de France (Chair of philosophy of biological and medical sciences) and is a member of the Academy of Sciences of the Institut de France.

From 1978 to 2003, she was a specialist with the health and social services administration in Paris and taught philosophy of science at several of Paris’s regional universities, including Paris XII, Paris X, and Paris I.

Anne Fagot-Largeault’s work deals primarily with the themes of history and the philosophy of life sciences, as studied from theoretical (epistemology and biological ontology) and practical (the study of ethics) viewpoints.

Her research on the logic of medical reasoning developed thanks to the program on the logic and philosophy of science at Stanford University and to her successful work in the areas of clinical research and epidemiology. In basing her work on ethics on clinical tests conducted on patients with AIDS and cancer, she was able to deepen her understanding of the question. This work was done from 1990 to 1998 through various research committees and through the support of the National Consulting Committee on Ethics for life sciences and health.

In addition to numerous articles, she has published the following titles in French: Médecine et probabilités [Medicine and Probabilities](Didier Scholarly, 1982); L'homme bio-éthique [Bio-Ethical Man]: Pour une déontologie de la recherche sur le vivant [Toward a Professional Set of Ethics for Research on Living Organisms](published by Maloine in 1985); Les causes de la mort. Histoire naturelle et facteurs de risque [Causes of Death: Natural History and Risk Factors](Vrin, 1989); Respect du patrimoine génétique et respect de la personne [Respect for Genetic Patrimony](published by the Swiss Society of Bio-Ethics, 1991). With D. Andler and B. Saint-Sernin, she co-authored Philosophie des sciences [The Philosophy of Sciences](Gallimard, 2002), and, in English, along with Shahid Rahman and Juan Manuel, The Influence of Genetics on Contemporary Thinking (Springer, 2007).