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Knowledge and field in health: ethical and epistemological issues 2019-2020

PhDs Students Seminar ED 623 & ED 578

CONCEPTION & ORGANISATION: Marie Gaille, Research Director at SPHERE (University of Paris, UMR 7219, CNRS-University of Paris) & Marta Spranzi, Lecturer HDR at « Printemps » (University of Saclay, UMR 8085, CNRS-University of Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines).

Concerned Doctoral Schools
ED 623 « Savoirs scientifiques » pour l’Université de Paris et l’ED 578, « Sciences de l’homme et de la société » pour l’Université de Saint-Quentin en Yvelines.

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PRESENTATION: The seminar will consist of three days. Each of the three days will include presentations of students’ work in progress followed by a collective discussion, presentations of works relevant to the field, either on a methodological level or on a theme of collective interest, points of bibliographic monitoring, a reflection by the organizing teachers and / or an external speaker, and information points on calls for publications, projects, symposia and academic life (open sciences, HAL, etc.).
The transition between the empirical level and the normative level will be the subject of particular attention.
One of the three days of seminar will be co-organized with colleagues from the University of Lyon 3 and ENS Lyon who work from the same ethical and epistemological perspective.

— 1. Allow students to broaden their knowledge of empirical approaches in the humanities and social sciences and to develop a critical and reflexive attitude towards empirical research in humanities and social sciences with a normative dimension
- 2. Refine their theoretical knowledge in research in epistemology and ethics of health and medicine
- 3. To benefit from regular thesis monitoring within a research group in their area of specialization.
- 4. To be accompanied in the proposal of articles or communication in English

Concerned students
Students must be engaged in thesis work, possibly M2 or post-doctorate. Their work must relate to ethical, epistemological or methodological questions relating to the field of health or medical practice in contemporary society and use in a privileged but not exclusive way an empirical approach to answer the normative and conceptual questions posed. Students must have a background in philosophy (ethics, epistemology, etc.). However, students with prior training in other humanities and social sciences or in medicine, and who would be engaged in a thesis project that falls within the identified field, may be authorized to follow the seminar after an interview with the organizers.

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PROGRAM 2019-2020
University of Paris, campus Diderot, Building Condorcet, 4 rue Elsa Morante, 75013 Paris (map of campus and access)
- October 14, 2019 : Room 351A Kupka
- January 13, 2020 : Room 631B Kandinsky
- May 25, 2020 : Room 631B Kandinsky / or University of Lyon

Date Theme and speakers
October 14, 2019
Room 351A Kupka
  • 9:30–12:00
    – « Tour de table »
    – Methodology session on the philosophy of the field
  • 13:30–17:00
    – Presentation and discussion, Marie Sommier
    – Presentation and discussion, Gilles Barroux
    – Invited talk : Jean-Marc Mouillie, author of L’Ethique du préférable partageable – Lecture du principisme, Paris, Les Belles Lettres, serie Médecine et sciences humaines, 2019
January 13, 2020
Room 631B Kandinsky
  • 9:30–10:00 Welcome, coffee
  • 10:00–13:00
    – presentation of participants
    – Methodology session on qualitative health research: discussion on 3 texts (Winance, Kivitz, Troisoeufs)
    – Talk : presentation by A. Camus, M. Gaille & C. Gilart de Keranflec’h of La nature humaine à la lumière de la psychopathologie, commented translation of the book by Kurt Goldstein, to be published in 2020 at Les Belles Lettres, serie Médecine et sciences humaines
  • 14:30–16:30
    – Presentation and discussion, Perrine Galmiche Ethique, esthétique et obésité: application à la la chirurgie bariatrique
    – Presentation and discussion, Clémence Guillermain : Vision biologique et expérience subjective du vieillissement
May 25, 2020
Room 631B Kandinsky
  • 9:30–12:00
    – « Round table »
    – Methodology session
    – Journals, congresses and learned societies in the field
    – Presentation of a clinical ethics research protocol: Milena Maglio
    – Presentation of the review dossier coordinated by Catherine Dekeuwer on the philosophy of the field
  • 13: 30–17: 00
    – Presentations and discussions if possible according to the 3 pairs formula (15 minutes of presentation per person + 30 minutes of discussion) of 2 presentations + 1 discussion


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