Philosophy of Medicine

CRN 11140 / Tu 6:00PM - 8:30PM / G13 Barco Law Building
The purpose of this seminar is to provide a broad examination of philosophical questions that arise in explaining and interpreting the practices and discourses of medicine. These will include epistemological, ethical, aesthetic, and cultural questions that emerge, and often converge, in the interplay of disciplinary knowledge, praxis, and practical concerns. Participants will be asked to reflect upon, discuss, and formulate arguments in response to readings and films that open spaces for critical reflection on medical practices and institutions and their conceptual, rhetorical, and representational underpinnings. A series of short papers and presentations will provide focus for weekly discussions, and a longer paper will be completed, in several stages, by the end of the term.

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John Lyne

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Category B: Disciplines and Intellectual Movements

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