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Utilitarisme et médecine

Utilitarianism and Medicine. Past and Present Perspectives


11 May 2016

Durtham University
Seminar Room, Institute of Advanced Study

9:30am            Arrival and tea/coffee

10am        Introduction

10:15am           Panel 1
                  Commentator: Matthew Daniel Eddy

                  David Knight (Durham)
                  Laughing Gas, Materialism, Blasphemy and Coleridge's Theory of Life

                  Tom Rossetter (Durham)
                  Paternalism, Utilitarianism and the Insanity Plea in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Britain

12pm        Break

12:30pm     Panel 2
                  Commentator: Nancy Cartwright

                  Cathy Gere (University of California, San Diego)
                  The Monkey in the Panopticon: Utilitarianism and Neuroscience in Nineteenth-Century  Britain

                  Cheryl Lancaster (Durham)
                  Utilitarian approaches to past and present stem cell research

2:15pm            Tea/coffee break

2:45pm            Panel 3
Commentator: Prof Andreas Holger Maehle

                  Aleksandra Traykova (Durham)
                  Quantifying Disease Then and Now: Utilitarianism, 19th Century Science and Disease Objectification in Medicine

                  Sophia Efstathiou (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)
                  Use Your Mind: Exercises in Positive Thinking from Early 20th Century Until Now

4:15pm            Close                           

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