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BIOUNCERTAINTY - ERC Starting Grant no. 805498

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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 offers an opportunity to fund applicants’ own research fellowships at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Ethics (INCET) - a research centre within the Faculty of Philosophy of the Jagiellonian University in Kraków. The research stay: 24 months. Researchers holding PhD are eligible for applying. Deadline: 8 December 2021 at 15:30.
7th Ocober 2021: Research seminar - Davide Serpico: Quantitative Traits in Psychiatry and the Concept of Threshold
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7th Ocober 2021: Research seminar - Davide Serpico: Quantitative Traits in Psychiatry and the Concept of Threshold

We have the pleasure to invite you to a research seminar in the ‘BIOUNCERTAINTY’ research project. The subject of the seminar is “Quantitative Traits in Psychiatry and the Concept of Threshold" and it will be delivered by Davide Serpico. The seminar will take place on Thursday, 7th of October 2021 at 5:30PM in room 25 in the Institute of Philosophy of Jagiellonian University, Grodzka 52, Cracow.
6th Ocober 2021: Research seminar - Ivar Hannikainen: Experimental philosophical bioethics, advance directives, and the true self in dementia
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6th Ocober 2021: Research seminar - Ivar Hannikainen: Experimental philosophical bioethics, advance directives, and the true self in dementia

We have the pleasure to invite you to a research seminar in the ‘BIOUNCERTAINTY’ research project. The subject of the seminar is “Experimental philosophical bioethics, advance directives, and the true self in dementia" and it will be delivered by Ivar Hannikainen. The seminar will take place on Wednesday, 6th of October 2021 at 5:30PM in room 25 in the Institute of Philosophy of Jagiellonian University, Grodzka 52 Cracow.
Funding opportunity - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships

Funding opportunity - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) offers an opportunity to fund applicants’ own research fellowships at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Ethics (INCET) - a research centre within the Faculty of Philosophy of the Jagiellonian University in Kraków. The research stay can last between 12 and 24 months. Researchers holding PhD are eligible for applying. Deadline: 12 October 2021.
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Lee Elkin: a new publication in Erkenntnis

Lee Elkin: a new publication in Erkenntnis

The Precautionary Principle is typically construed as a conservative decision rule aimed at preventing harm. But Martin Peterson has argued that the principle is better understood as an epistemic rule, guiding decision-makers in forming beliefs rather than choosing among possible acts. On the epistemic view, he claims there is a principle concerning expert disagreement underlying precautionary-based reasoning called the ecumenical principle.
A new publication co-authored by Piotr Bystranowski and Vilius Dranseika in Cognitive Science

A new publication co-authored by Piotr Bystranowski and Vilius Dranseika in Cognitive Science

Despite pervasive variation in the content of laws, legal theorists and anthropologists have argued that laws share certain abstract features and even speculated that law may be a human universal. In the present report, we evaluate this thesis through an experiment administered in 11 different countries. Are there cross-cultural principles of law?
A new publication co-authored by Piotr Bystranowski in The International Journal for the Semiotics of Law

A new publication co-authored by Piotr Bystranowski in The International Journal for the Semiotics of Law

Recent literature in experimental philosophy has postulated the existence of the abstract/concrete paradox (ACP): the tendency to activate inconsistent intuitions (and generate inconsistent judgment) depending on whether a problem to be analyzed is framed in abstract terms or is described as a concrete case. One recent study supports the thesis that this effect influences judicial decision-making (...)

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