PSA2016: The 25th Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association

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Socially Relevant Philosophy of Science on Three Kinds of Autonomy: Disciplinary, Bodily, and Community (Sponsored by the Consortium for Socially Relevant Philosophy of/in Science and Engineering)

Thursday, 3 November 2016
10:45 - 12:15

Piedmont 6 (12th Floor)

Chair: Sean Valles, Michigan State University

This session will feature three socially relevant philosophy of science projects examining autonomy and agents of interaction. Beever and Morar’s presentation argues that concepts of human individuality and autonomy deployed in public health and environmental contexts need updating to reflect biological evidence on humans’ ecological embeddedness. Crowley et al. use their Toolbox Project data to argue that interdisciplinary discourse and theoretical integration can take the form of subtle “micro-integrations”. Valles argues that the emerging “population health approach” in public health addresses philosophers’ concerns about disrespect for individual autonomy, and recognizes non-scientists as experts in their own communities’ health.

Micro-integration as a form of engaged philosophy work
Stephen Crowley, Boise State University,
Chad Gonnerman, University of Southern Indiana,
Michael O'Rourke, Michigan State University,
Brian Robinson, Texas A&M University - Kingsville,
Rethinking public health ethics ecologically
Jonathan Beever, The University of Central Florida,
Nicolae Morar, The University of Oregon,
The Narrowing Expert-Layperson Gap In Public Health’s New “Population Health Framework"
Sean Valles, Michigan State University,


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