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The goal of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Ethics (INCET) at the Jagiellonian University is to encourage and support research activities in philosophy and ethics, in particular research on the classic bioethical dilemmas (e.g. reproductive or end-of-life decisions, organ transplantation, clinical decision making) and on topics that emerge from recent technological, social, and scientific developments (e.g. regulating scientific research, genetic engineering, human enhancement, new healthcare and reproductive technologies, evidence based medicine, preventive medicine, big data, artificial intelligence, algorithmic decision-making). See more

 

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Funding opportunity - POLONEZ BIS Postdoctoral Fellowships

Funding opportunity - POLONEZ BIS Postdoctoral Fellowships

POLONEZ BIS 3 offers an opportunity to fund applicants’ own full-time employment at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Ethics (INCET) - a research centre within the Faculty of Philosophy of the Jagiellonian University in Kraków. The duration of employment: 24 months. Researchers holding PhD are eligible for applying. Deadline: 15 December 2022. Expressions of interest should be submitted by emailing incet@uj.edu.pl by October 31, 2022 with 1) a CV, and 2) a short research proposal (max. 2 pages).
Metascience of Bioethics and Philosophy of Medicine: visit our new project's website!

Metascience of Bioethics and Philosophy of Medicine: visit our new project's website!

In our new project we employ methods characteristic for a distant reading, for example, topic modeling – a computational text-mining technique aimed at discovering hidden thematic compositions in large collections of documents. In our paper forthcoming in Bioethics, we used this method to analyze about 20,000 texts published since 1971 in seven English-language leading journals in bioethics and philosophy of medicine.
Short visiting fellowships at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków

Short visiting fellowships at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków

The Interdisciplinary Centre for Ethics (INCET) at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków welcomes applications for short (no longer than about two weeks) visiting fellowships for the years 2022 and 2023. Submissions from Ukrainian scholars are especially welcome (also for longer stays). We particularly support applications from scholars who plan to come to Kraków to work jointly with us on applications to secure funding for a research project. We will review applications on an ongoing basis.
A new project: Values, Trust, and Decision Making in Public Health

A new project: Values, Trust, and Decision Making in Public Health

On 1st November 2022 we begin a new research project 'Values, Trust, and Decision Making in Public Health' co-funded by the European Commission and the Polish National Science Centre under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND grant as part of the POLONEZ BIS 1 programme, Principal investigator: Elena Popa, Mentor: Tomasz Żuradzki.
A new project: Why we punish? A genealogical account (Dlaczego karzemy? Wyjaśnienie genealogiczne)

A new project: Why we punish? A genealogical account (Dlaczego karzemy? Wyjaśnienie genealogiczne)

On 1st November 2022 we begin a new research project 'Why we punish? A genealogical account' ('Dlaczego karzemy? Wyjaśnienie genealogiczne') co-funded by the European Commission and the Polish National Science Centre under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND grant as part of the POLONEZ BIS 1 call, Principal investigator: Francesco Testini, Mentor: Tomasz Żuradzki.
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Recent publications

New paper by Karolina Wiśniowska, Tomasz Żuradzki and Wojciech Ciszewski

New paper by Karolina Wiśniowska, Tomasz Żuradzki and Wojciech Ciszewski

A new paper by Karolina Wiśniowska, Tomasz Żuradzki and Wojciech Ciszewski titled "Value choices in European COVID-19 vaccination schedules: how vaccination prioritization differs from other forms of priority setting" has been published in the Journal of Law and the Biosciences.
New paper by Tomasz Żuradzki & Vilius Dranseika: Reasons to Genome Edit and Metaphysical Essentialism about Human Identity

New paper by Tomasz Żuradzki & Vilius Dranseika: Reasons to Genome Edit and Metaphysical Essentialism about Human Identity

In this paper, we are taking one step further in questioning the central assumptions in the bioethical debates about reproductive technologies. We argue that the very distinction between “person affecting” and “identity affecting” interventions is based on a questionable form of material-origin essentialism. Questioning of this form of essentialist approach to human identity allows treating genome editing and genetic selection as more similar than they are taken to be in the standard approaches.
New paper coauthored by Vilius Dranseika: Does Macbeth See a Dagger? An Empirical Argument for the Existence-Neutrality of Seeing

New paper coauthored by Vilius Dranseika: Does Macbeth See a Dagger? An Empirical Argument for the Existence-Neutrality of Seeing

A new paper by Viliusa Dranseiki and André Sant’Anna "Does Macbeth See a Dagger? An Empirical Argument for the Existence-Neutrality of Seeing" has been published in Erkenntnis.
New publication by Vilius Dranseika: Memory as Evidence of Personal Identity. A Study on Reincarnation Beliefs

New publication by Vilius Dranseika: Memory as Evidence of Personal Identity. A Study on Reincarnation Beliefs

Vilius Dranseika, assistant researcher in the BIOUNCERTAINTY project, has authored a new publication "Memory as Evidence of Personal Identity. A Study on Reincarnation Beliefs". The publication is a chapter in "Experimental Philosophy of Identity and the Self" anthology edited by Kevin Tobia.

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