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Dec 17th: Medical Nihilism Workshop
17 December 2018 - 18 December 2018
The publication of Jacob Stegenga’s Medical Nihilism in 2018 is a major event for philosophy of medicine. The conclusion of the book, namely, that we ought to have low confidence in medical interventions, is provocative. The argument broadly encompasses many aspects of medical science, from the concept of efficiency to the malleability of meta-analysis, and makes a meticulous case against our spontaneous trust in medical evidence.
The workshop hosts several philosophers of medicine from Europe that have worked on medical research, evidence, public policy, and pharmaceuticals. They will examine the claims made by Stegenga. Is his skepticism throwing the baby out with the bathwater?
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