Philosophical and Methodological Debates in Public Health (inbunden)
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1st ed. 2019
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
Puyol, Angel / Estany, Anna
XI, 214 p.
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Philosophical and Methodological Debates in Public Health (inbunden)

Philosophical and Methodological Debates in Public Health

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This interdisciplinary volume gathers selected, refereed contributions on various aspects of public health from several disciplines and research fields, including the philosophy of science, epidemiology, statistics and ethics. The contributions were originally presented at the 1st Barcelona conference of "Philosophy of Public Health" (5th - 7th May 2016). This book is intended for researchers interested in public health and the contemporary debates surrounding it.
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Jordi Vallverdu, is a Tenured Professor at the Philosophy Department of the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, where he teaches philosophy and history of science and computing. His research focuses on the cognitive and epistemic aspects of the philosophy of computing, philosophy of science and AI, particularly emotional modeling. In 2011 he won a Japanese JSPS fellowship to pursue research on computational HRI at the Nishidalab, Kyoto University. His most recent books include Bayesians versus Frequentists. A Philosophical Debate on Statistical Reasoning (2016), and Blended Cognition: The Robotic Challenge (2019) both edited by Springer Verlag. He is currently working on biomimetic cognitive architectures and multi-cognitive systems, as well as on medical and epidemiological reasoning. Angel Puyol is an Associate Professor at the Philosophy Department of the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, where he teaches ethics and political philosophy. His research focuses on the theories of justice and bioethics. He was a Visiting Scholar at the London School of Economics, New York University and La Sapienza (Roma). His most recent book is Political Fraternity. Democracy beyond Freedom and Equality (Routledge, New York, 2019), and he is currently investigating solidarity in health. Anna Estany is an Emeritus Full Professor at the Philosophy Department of the Universitat Autonoma Barcelona. Her research focuses on cognitive approaches in epistemology and philosophy of science, as well as design sciences. She holds a Master of Arts from Indiana University, and a PhD from the Universitat of Barcelona, and she was a Visiting Scholar at the University of California San Diego. Her publications include Vida, muerte y resurreccion de la conciencia. Analisis filosofico de las revoluciones cientificas en la psicologia contemporanea, (1999); Barcelona: Paidos, ?EUREKA? El transfondo de un descubrimiento sobre el cancer y la genetica molecular, (2003) with D. Casacuberta; Barcelona: Tusquets (Metatemas) and Innovacion en el saber teorico y practico, with R.M. Herrera, 2016, College Publications. She is currently investigating medical and epidemiological reasoning and design epistemology.


0. Preface.- 1. Philosophical debates in Public Health.- 2. Diseases, problems or needs: a framework for public health.- 3. Critical epidemiology in Latin America: roots, philosophical and methodological ruptures.- 4. Lost in Associations. How epidemiology's epistemology upholds class, race and gender inequities.- 5. Coeliac Disease and Non-Coeliac Gluten Sensitivity: A Clinical and Philosophical Discussion.- 6. in biomedical sciences and Raw Data: ethical dilemmas.- 7. Design Epistemology for Public Health Research.- 8. Invisible Victims and Public Health: Epistemic Injustices in the Intergenerational Transmission of Trauma.- 9. Social Determinants of Health: Citizenship Rights and Responsibilities.- 10. The Public Dimension of Care: Towards a Public Ethics of Care.- 11. Genetic prevention, carrier screening and the role of citizens: the legitimisation of libertarian paternalist policies by deliberative democracy.- 12. Public Health and Inequities under Capitalism: Systemic Effects and Human Rights.- 13. Ethics and public health policies.- 14. What is and what is not a conflict of interest in the sphere of public health.