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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 information about INCET

 

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30th May - 2nd June, 2024 –  4th European Experimental Philosophy Conference

30th May - 2nd June, 2024 – 4th European Experimental Philosophy Conference

We are sharing the programme of the upcoming 4th European Experimental Philosophy Conference which is co-organised by the Interdisciplinary Centre for Ethics JU. The conference is going to take place in Kraków on between 30th of May and 2nd of June in Kraków
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23rd of May - Jeffrey Hanson - The measure of meaningfulness at work

We have the pleasure to invite you to another research seminar. Jeffrey Hanson is going to give a talk: "The measure of meaningfulness at work”. The seminar will take place on the 23rd of May at 5:30 p.m. in the room 25 on Grodzka Street and via MS Teams.
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Funding opportunity – Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) offer 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. Expressions of interest should be submitted by 8 May 2024.
4-year PhD position at Jagiellonian University in Kraków in the NCN Preludium Bis project 'Emerging reproductive technologies meet philosophy: the non-identity problem, harm, and counterfactuals' led by Tomasz Żuradzki

4-year PhD position at Jagiellonian University in Kraków in the NCN Preludium Bis project 'Emerging reproductive technologies meet philosophy: the non-identity problem, harm, and counterfactuals' led by Tomasz Żuradzki

Soon we begin new research project funded by Poland's National Science Centre (Narodowe Centrum Nauki) entitled "Emerging reproductive technologies meet philosophy: the non-identity problem, harm, and counterfactuals" as part of the Preludium BIS 4 call, number: 2022/47/O/HS1/02794, head of the project: dr hab. Tomasz Żuradzki, prof. UJ. The deadline for applications is 25 May 2024.
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25 of April 2024 - Bartosz Janik - Rules and interpretation: behavioral account

We have the pleasure to invite you to another research seminar. Bartosz Janik is going to give a talk: "Rules and interpretation: behavioral account”. The seminar will take place on the 25th of April exceptionally at 3:30 p.m. in the room 25 on Grodzka Street and via MS Teams.
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18 of April 2024 – Tomasz Krawczyk – Meaningful inclusion? Influence of Research Institutions on Epistemic Injustice in Public Involvement

We have the pleasure to invite you to another research seminar. Tomasz Krawczyk is going to give a talk: "Meaningful inclusion? Influence of Research Institutions on Epistemic Injustice in Public Involvement”. The seminar will take place on the 18th of April at 5:30 p.m. in the room 25 on Grodzka Street and via MS Teams.
11th of April 2024 — Jakub Petri — Communities and Artistic Participation in Hybrid Environment
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11th of April 2024 — Jakub Petri — Communities and Artistic Participation in Hybrid Environment

Interdisciplinary Centre for Ethics (INCET) UJ invites for its next research seminar enitled: "Communities and Artistic Participation in Hybrid Environment" by Jakub Petri. The meeting takes place on the 11th of April 2024 r. at 5.00 p.m., Grodzka 52, room 25 and via Teams platform.
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Recent publications

New paper co-authored by Mariusz Maziarz

New paper co-authored by Mariusz Maziarz

Mariusz Maziarz from BIOUNCERTAINTY project and Adrian Stencel, published a new article: "The failure of drug repurposing for COVID-19 as an effect of excessive hypothesis testing and weak mechanistic evidence” in History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences.
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New paper by Piotr Bystranowski, Vilius Dranseika & Tomasz Żuradzki

Piotr Bystranowski, Vilius Dranseika & Tomasz Żuradzki from BIOUNCERTAINTY project, published a new article: "Half a century of bioethics and philosophy of medicine: A topic-modeling study" in Bioethics
okładka czasopisma Law and bioesciences

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.
okładka czasopisma Law and bioesciences

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

A new paper by Tomasz Żuradzki & Vilius Dranseika "Reasons to Genome Edit and Metaphysical Essentialism about Human Identity" has been published in the American Journal of Bioethics.
okładka czasopisma Law and bioesciences

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.
okładka czasopisma Law and bioesciences

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.
okładka czasopisma Law and bioesciences

New paper by Lee Elkin and Karolina Wiśniowska - Too Rational: How Predictive Coding’s Success Risks Harming the Mentally Disordered and Ill

A new paper by Lee Elkin and Karolina Wiśniowska titled "Too Rational: How Predictive Coding’s Success Risks Harming the Mentally Disordered and Ill" has been published in the first issue of the Journal of NeuroPhilosophy.
okładka czasopisma Law and bioesciences

Proxy Crimes - a new article co-authored by Piotr Bystranowski

“Proxy crimes” is a phrase loosely used to refer to conduct that is punished only as a means to target other harmful conduct. Many criminal law scholars find the criminalization of this type of conduct unjustifiable from a retributivist perspective, while others note that proxy criminalization can contribute to mass incarceration and overcriminalization. Given the importance of these problems, a systematic analysis of proxy crimes, currently absent in the criminal law literature, is needed.
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Half a Century of Bioethics and Philosophy of Medicine. A Topic-Modeling Study - a new article by Piotr Bystranowski, Vilius Dranseika and Tomasz Żuradzki forthcoming in Bioethics

Topic modeling–a text-mining technique often used to uncover thematic structures in large collections of texts–has been increasingly frequently employed in the context of analysis of scholarly output. In this study, we construct a corpus of 19,488 texts published since 1971 in seven leading journals in the field of bioethics and philosophy of medicine and we fit a topic model, using the latent Dirichlet algorithm (K = 100).
okładka czasopisma History and Philosophy of Science

Is meta-analysis of RCTs assessing the efficacy of interventions a reliable source of evidence for therapeutic decisions? - a new article by Mariusz Maziarz

Literature-based meta-analysis is a standard technique applied to pool results of individual studies used in medicine and social sciences. It has been criticized for being too malleable to constrain results, averaging incomparable values, lacking a measure of evidence's strength, and problems with a systematic bias of individual studies. We argue against using literature-based meta-analysis of RCTs to assess treatment efficacy and show that therapeutic decisions based on meta-analytic average are not optimal given the full scope of existing evidence.
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Regret Averse Opinion Aggregation - a new publication by Lee Elkin

It is often suggested that when opinions differ among individuals in a group, the opinions should be aggregated to form a compromise. This paper compares two approaches to aggregating opinions, linear pooling and what I call opinion agglomeration. In evaluating both strategies, I propose a pragmatic criterion, No Regrets, entailing that an aggregation strategy should prevent groups from buying and selling bets on events at prices regretted by their members.

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