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CFP deadline: 22nd of February 2024

The East European Network for Philosophy of Science (EENPS), in co-operation with the Interdisciplinary Centre for Ethics, Jagiellonian University, announces the fifth conference of the East European Network for Philosophy of Science in Kraków to be held on September 9-10th 2024. The conference is fully in person.


Keynote speakers:

  • Kristina Rolin (Tampere University)
  • Federica Russo (Utrecht University)

We invite abstracts of contributed papers and symposia proposals in the areas below:

  1. General Philosophy of Sciences

  2. Philosophy of Physical Sciences

  3. Philosophy of Biological and Medical Sciences

Philosophy of Social Sciences and Cognitive Sciences

History and Social Studies of Science

  6. Philosophy of Formal Sciences, Philosophy of Mathematics and Philosophy of AI

We especially welcome submissions in areas of philosophy of medicine and public health.


Dates and Deadlines:

  • February 22nd 2024 – deadline for submissions (contributed papers and symposia)
  •  May 15th 2024 – notification of acceptance
  •  TBA – start of registration and deadline for registration of speakers and attendees
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EEPC deadline: 31st of January 2024

The conference welcomes submissions in all areas of experimental philosophy. We particularly encourage contributions exploring experimental philosophy of law, experimental ethics, experimental philosophy of language, and experimental political philosophy.There will be opportunities for presentations in both talk and poster sessions.


Keynote speakers:

Thomas Nadelhoffer (College of Charleston)

Ivar Hannikainen (University of Granada)

Katarzyna Paprzycka-Hausman and her team (University of Warsaw)


Dates of the Conference: 

30th of May — 2nd of June 

Venue: Institute of Psychology, Ingardena 6, Kraków (Poland)

Organizers: INCET and Faculty of Law and Administration UJ

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17-19 June 2024

In this event, hosted by Interdisciplinary Centre for Ethics JU and co-organized by Giulio Fornaroli (Jagiellonian) and Nicolas Cornell (Michigan – Ann Arbor), we aspire to bring together some of the leading moral philosophers and legal scholars working on wrongs and making it right. We aim to discuss such topics as the nature and significance of interpersonal wronging, the role of directed duties and second-personal normativity, the relationship between corrective justice and remedial legal practices, the philosophical and doctrinal foundations of the law of torts, moral and metaphysical problems raised by historical reparations, the plausibility of wrongs and remedial practices in the epistemic sphere.

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26-27th of January 2024

Conference organised by the Interdisciplinary Centre for Ethics JU aims to explore and further develop interactions between bioethics and political philosophy, particularly in connection with, though not limited to, democratic deliberation and trust. The event will bring together specialists working in bioethics, political philosophy, and philosophy of science (especially philosophy of medicine).

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27-30th of June 2023

The conference organised on the 27-30th of June 2023 by the Yale Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics, the Oxford Uehiro Center for Practical Ethics and the Interdisciplinary Centre for Ethics JU explored the experimental philosophical bioethics ("bioxphi").


The keynote speakers were Joshua Knobe (Yale) and Joanna Demaree-Cotton (Oxford). The workshop was co-sponsored by and made possible through support from the Interdisciplinary Centre for Ethics at Jagiellonian University (directed by Tomasz Żuradzki), the Yale Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics (directed by Stephen Latham), and the Oxford Uehiro Center for Practical Ethics (led by Julian Savulescu and Roger Crisp). 

Experimental philosophical bioethics ("bioxphi") uses the tools of cognitive science, moral psychology, and experimental philosophy to investigate topics that are traditionally of interest to bioethicists, with an eye to contributing to substantive normative debates in medical ethics and related areas. Example papers can be found at the PhilPapers page for experimental philosophy: bioethics.

Conference programme

Tuesday, 27th of June

ul. Gołębia 24 (room 52 on the 2nd floor)

18:00 - 20:00 Reception and Graduate Poster Session

Subramanya Prasad Chandrashekar (Norwegian University of Science and Technology): "Do larger losses come with a greater sense of choice? Sacrificial dilemmas and people’s choice perceptions"

Ho Man Him (Maastricht University): "Can, and should, we Morally Enhance Psychopathic Individuals?'"

Klaudyna Horniczak (Jagiellonian University): “Is Epistemic Status Gender-Biased? Gender as a Predictor of Testimonial Reliability Assessments in Violent Crimes?”

Carme Isern Mas (University of Granada): "Epistemic Injustice in Healthcare"

Mona Jahangiri (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich): "Neuroethics: Memory-dampening and the problem of personal identity"

Lisa Klümper (University of Wuppertal): "Those we love and those we protect - How intimate relationships affect judgments of various norm violations"

Robin Kopecký (Charles University): "Cognitive reflection in COVID-19 framing"

Dariusz Miękisz (Jagiellonian University): “Antidepressants, emotional numbness and moral judgment”

Daniel Martín (University of Granada) & Jon Rueda (University of Granada): “Normality and the Treatment-Enhancement Distinction”

Jorge Suárez (University of Granada): "A Quasi-Experimental Approach to the Relationship between Legality and Moral Intuitions about Assisted Dying"

Christian Rodriguez Perez (University of Basel): "Ethical dilemmas in animal research - investigating decision maker’s attitudes"

Maryam Khan (University of Edinburgh) & Matti Wilks (University of Edinburgh): "Can An Exclusion Mindset Expand the Moral Circle?"

Wednesday, 28th of June

ul. Gołębia 24 (room 52 on the 2nd floor)

9:00 - 9:15 Registration

9:15 - 9:30 Welcome from Organizers & Sponsors 

9:30 - 10:25 [Keynote talk] Joanna Demaree-Cotton (University of Oxford): TBC

10:25 - 10:45 Coffee break

10:45 - 11:05 Michał Białek (University of Wrocław): "Predictability drives moral impressions of agents"

11:05 - 11:25 Ivars Neiders (University of Latvia) & Vilius Dranseika (Jagiellonian University): "Pluralism about death: inter- and intra-personal"

11:25 - 12:00 James Toomey (Pace University) & Jonathan Lewis (University of Manchester): "Advance Decisions and First- and Third-Person Judgments"

12:00 - 12:35 Sabine Salloch (Hannover Medical School): “The birth of the "digital turn" in bioethics?" 

12:35 - 14:15 Lunch break

14:15 - 14:50 Kathryn Francis (Keele University): ""It was way too real and it freaked me out a lot": Assessing and training moral decisions in Virtual Reality"

14:50 - 15:10 Piotr Bystranowski (Jagiellonian University): "The (legal) history of harm"

15:10 -15:30 Julia Kolak (Edward and Lily Safra Center for Ethics, Harvard University Clinical Ethics Fellow, Montefiore Einstein Center for Bioethics) & Joel Rowe (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai): "The Semantics of Abortion: Conceptual Unclarities and their Clinical, Legal, and Ethical Implications"

15:30 - 16:05 Blanca Rodríguez López (Complutense University of Madrid): "Coercion freedom and voluntariness in prenatal genetic choices"

16:05-16:40 Kristen Hens (University of Antwerp) & Andreas De Block (KU Leuven): "Two studies in experimental philosophy of medicine: lessons learned"

19:00 Dinner

Thursday, 29th of June

ul. Gołębia 24 (room 52 on the 2nd floor)

9:00 - 9:30 Coffee

9:30 - 9:50 Tomasz Żuradzki (Jagiellonian University): "Human enhancement in bioethical discussions: a computational approach"

9:50 - 10:10 Vilius Dranseika (Jagiellonian University): "Qualitative and Quantitative Empirical Bioethics"

10:10 - 10:45 Edmond Awad (University of Exeter): "Computational Ethics"

10:45 - 11:15 Coffee break

11:15 - 11:35 Laura Cabrera (Pennsylvania State University): "Ethical Concerns about Psychiatric Electroceutical Interventions: Insights Gain from an Embedded Experiment Study"

11:35 - 11:55 Ivar Hannikainen (University of Granada): "Why means matter morally: Understanding opposition to biotechnological enhancement"

11:55 - 12:15 Izabela Skoczeń (Jagiellonian University): "The anthropocentric bias of ecocide"

12:15 - 12:35 Madeline G. Reinecke (Yale University): "Mind perception and experimental bioethics"

12:35 - 14:10 Lunch break

14:10 - 14:45 Antoni Gomila (University of the Balearic Islands): "Coercion in mental health treatment"

14:45 - 15:20 Jim Everett (Kent University): "Trust in Artificial Moral Advisors"

15:20 - 15:40 Emilian Mihailov (University of Bucharest): "Acceptable Objectives of Empirical Research in Bioethics"

15:40 - 16:00 Brian Earp (University of Oxford): "Credit and Blame for Human-AI Jointly Created Outputs"

16:00 - 16:20 Coffee break

16:20 - 17:15 [Keynote talk] Joshua Knobe (Yale University): "Advance Directives and Personal Identity"

17:15 - 17:30 Wrap-up

Friday, 30th of June

ul. Grodzka 52 (room 46 on the first floor)

9:00 - 14:00 Ivar Hannikainen (University of Granada): Methods workshop


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27th of January 2023

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20-22nd of May 2022


The conference organized by Interdisciplinary Centre for Ethics (INCET) at the Jagiellonian University explored practical, theoretical, and regulatory issues in biomedical research through the joint perspective of bioethics and philosophy of science.


Friday, May 20, 2022

  • 9.00-9.30 Registration and Welcome
  • 9.30-10.20 Maxence Gaillard (Université Catholique de Louvain): "Ontological foundations of the ethical discourse on organoid research"
  • 10.20-11.10 Davide Battisti (University of Milan): "Attitudes, intentions, and procreative responsibility in assisted reproduction"
  • 11.10-11.40 Coffee Break
  • 11.40-12.30 Cristina Amoretti (University of Genoa) & Elisabetta Lalumera (University of Bologna): "Evidence-based, value-laden, or cognitively biased? The case of the failure of Astrazeneca Covid-19 Vaccine”
  • 12.30-14.00 Lunch Break
  • 14.00-15.30 Keynote Talk: Rachel Ankeny (University of Adelaide): “Causation and Explanation in Overdiagnosis: Epistemic and Ethical implications”
  • 15.30-16.00 Coffee Break
  • 16.00-16.50 Valentina Petrolini (University of the Basque Country) & Davide Serpico (Jagiellonian University): "Categories versus dimensions in psychiatry:  A hybrid and value-sensitive alternative"
  • 16.50-17.40 Jon Rueda (University of Granada): "The science of human genetic enhancement: From myth to close reality?"


Saturday, May 21, 2022

  • 9.30-10.20 Jordan Parsons (University of Bristol): "Nothing About Us Without Us? The challenges of involving people with cognitive impairments in biomedical research"
  • 10.20-11.10 Charlotte Zemmel (University of Cambridge): "Holistic inductive risk management in clinical trials"
  • 11.10-11.40 Coffee Break
  • 11.40-12.30 Joanna Malinowska (Adam Mickiewicz University): "Concept of racialisation in biomedical research: a step toward the ethical and credible use of racial classifications"
  • 12.30-14.00 Lunch Break
  • 14.00-15.30 Keynote Talk: Sven Hansson (Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm): “Causality and Morality”
  • 15.30-16.00 Coffee Break
  • 16.00-16.50 Vilius Dranseika (Jagiellonian University): "How to count conjoined twins?"
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Short description

The conference explored practical, theoretical, and regulatory issues in biomedical research through the joint perspective of bioethics and philosophy of science.

The solution to many biomedical questions often lies at the intersection of theory and practice. On the one hand, philosophy of science can inform bioethical and legal debates by advancing our theoretical understanding of biomedical issues, helping decide between alternative ethical positions, or even undermining a moral conjecture on an empirical basis. On the other hand, philosophy of science can benefit from a bioethical perspective, as many scientific debates and disagreements do not just depend on empirical results or theoretical aspects, but also require the analysis of moral, social, and political factors and values.

Typical questions involving this sort of interdisciplinary effort are, for instance: To what extent do ethical principles limit technological advancements and research, e.g., in case of human embryos or embryonic models? How do inclusion and exclusion criteria in clinical trials need to balance the trade-off between statistical inferences and ethical considerations? How can philosophical analysis of the genetic and epigenetic basis of human diseases reframe questions regarding reproductive decision and prevention? May work in philosophy of comparative psychology change the way scientists characterize, operationalize, and interpret cognitive similarities and differences among species? Can the acceptance or refutation of categories and concepts depend on ethical factors? Are there ethical reasons to revise concepts that are widely used in biomedical sciences, such as race, gender, sex, disease, normality, and dysfunction?

List of abstracts

List of accepted abstracts

Scientific Committee

  • Teresa Baron (Czech Academy of Sciences);
  • Piotr Bystranowski (Jagiellonian University);
  • Vilius Dranseika (Jagiellonian University);
  • Włodzimierz Galewicz (Jagiellonian University);
  • Joanna K. Malinowska (Adam Mickiewicz University);
  • Piotr G. Nowak (Jagiellonian University);
  • Valentina Petrolini (University of Basque Country);
  • Tomasz Rzepiński (Adam Mickiewicz University);
  • Adrian Stencel (Jagiellonian University);
  • Marcin Waligóra (Jagiellonian University, Medical College).

Organizing Committee

  • Mariusz Maziarz;
  • Maciej Piwowarski;
  • Davide Serpico;
  • Katarzyna Żebrowska;
  • Tomasz Żuradzki.

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28-29th of November 2019

The Department of Professional Ethics at the Institute of Philosophy UJ, in collaboration with Interdisciplinary Center for Ethics UJ and the Polish Bioethics Society organised a conference entitled “Protection of data in scientific research”. The aim of the conference was to discuss the complex problems of the right to privacy and the right for personal data protection faced by researchers in different disciplines of science.

The working language of the conference will be Polish.



28 listopada 2019 (Collegium Maius, Libraria)

14.55-15.05 – rejestracja uczestników konferencji

15.05-15.15 – otwarcie konferencji

15.15-16.00 – prof. dr hab. Jerzy Brzeziński „Badania eksperymentalne w psychologii: standardy etyczne versus standardy metodologiczne”

16.00-16.45 – prof. dr hab. prof. Tomasz Grzyb „Dylematy ulicznego psychologa. Ochrona danych osobowych uczestników badania w warunkach eksperymentu terenowego”

16.45-17.30 – dr hab. Michał Wierzchoń, prof. UJ „Ochrona danych osobowych w projektach realizowanych w konsorcjach: przypadek sieci SkuldNet poświęconej badaniom neuronalnej architektury świadomości”

17.30-18.15 – dyskusja

18.15-18.30 – przerwa kawowa

18.30-19.15 – Antoni Sułek „Dylematy badacza społecznego związane z respektowaniem autonomii i prywatności ludzi i zbiorowości”

19.15-20.00 – dr hab. Hubert Kaszyński, prof. UJ „Dylematy ochrony prywatności osób chorych psychicznie uczestniczących w badaniach naukowych”

20.00-20.30 - dyskusja


29 listopada 2019 (Collegium Maius, sala im. Michała Bobrzyńskiego)

10.25-10.30 – otwarcie drugiego dnia konferencji

10.30-11.15 – prof. dr hab. n. med. Michał Witt „Czy dane genetyczne da się zabezpieczyć?”

11.15-12.00 – dr hab. Jakub Pawlikowski „Ochrona danych w podmiotach biobankujących ludzki materiał biologiczny dla celów badań naukowych”

12.00-12.45 – dr hab. Joanna Haberko, prof. UAM „Dopuszczalność prowadzenia badań naukowych na ludzkim materiale biologicznym pochodzącym z amputowanych kończyn osób żyjących oraz ze zwłok”

12.45-13.30 – dyskusja

13.30-15.30 – Walne Zgromadzenie PTB

15.30-17.00 – przerwa obiadowa

17.00-17.45 – dr hab. n. med. Joanna Didkowska (tytuł wystąpienia zostanie uzupełniony w późniejszym terminie)

17.45-18.30 – dr n. med. Piotr Iwanowski „Badania kliniczne leków – dostęp do informacji, dostęp do danych”

18.30-19.00 – dyskusja

19.45 – uroczysty bankiet


30 listopada 2019 r. (Collegium Maius, sala im. Michała Bobrzyńskiego)

10.25-10.30 – otwarcie trzeciego dnia konferencji

10.30-11.15 – prof. dr hab. Wojciech Załuski „Prawo do prywatności: ujęcia krytyczne”

11.15-12.00 – dr hab. Maria Boratyńska „Poufność danych zdrowotnych pacjentów o ograniczonej bądź wyłączonej kompetencji decyzyjnej”

12.00-12.30 – dyskusja

12.30-12.45 – przerwa kawowa

12.45-13.30 – dr Dorota Krekora-Zając „Wtórne wykorzystanie danych osobowych przez biobanki”

13.30-14.15 – dr hab. Wojciech Cyrul „Prawne aspekty ochrony danych w badaniach klinicznych”

14.15 - 15.00 - dyskusja

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4th-5th April 2019

Międzynarodowa konferencja 'Evidence in Law and Ethics' (ELE2019)

4-5 April 2019

The Institute of Philosophy, the Department of Legal Theory, the Centre for Law, Language and Philosophy, and the Interdisciplinary Centre for Ethics at the Jagiellonian University organize the workshop on “Evidence in Law and Ethics” to be held on the 4-5th of April 2019 in Kraków.

Keynote speakers:

Christian Dahlman (Lund)

Martin Smith (Edinburgh)


  • Epistemic risk and the role of non-epistemic values in ethical and legal evidential reasoning.
  • Reasonable doubt, higher-order evidence, statistical evidence, evidentiary thresholds in law and ethics.
  • Models of evidential reasoning, standards of proof, and evidence-based heuristics in law and ethics.
  • The concept of testimony in ethical vs legal contexts.
  • Epistemology of legal (esp. court) disagreement.
  • The ethics of belief of laymen, experts, lawyers and the judicial system.

Venue: Jagiellonian University, Faculty of Law and Administration

ul. Bracka 12, Kraków (Sale Reprezentacyjne)


4 IV 2019 (Thursday) – DAY ONE

9:30-10:00  – Coffee, registration

10:00 – Workshop opening


Christian Dahlman (Lund) „Naked Statistical Evidence and the Futility of Lawful Conduct”

11:10-11:30 Coffee break

11:30-13:00 – Session I

Amit Pundik (Tel Aviv) „Predictive Evidence and Unpredictable Freedom”

Maciej DybowskiWeronika Dzięgielewska & Wojciech Rzepiński (Poznań) „Reclaiming Evidence – On Exchanging Reasons in Legal Practice”

Piotr BystranowskiBartosz JanikMaciej Próchnicki (Kraków) „Certainty and punishment. An empirical study on the dimensions of evidence”

13:00-14:30 Lunch break

14:30-16:30 – Session II

Marcin Romanowicz (Warszawa) „Forensic Neuropsychology: Are We There Finally?”

Julia Wesołowska (Kraków) „The Theory of Mind of Law. The Interpretation of Scientific Evidence in the Courtroom”

Felix Bräuer & Kevin Baum (Saarlandes) „Trusting Artificial Experts”

Timothy Madigan (Rochester, NY) „W.K. Clifford and “The Ethics of Belief”: Then and Now”

5 IV 2019 (Friday) – DAY TWO

10.00-10.10 Coffee


Martin Smith (Edinburgh) „Accuracy, Proof and the Right Against Wrongful Conviction”

11:10-11:30 Coffee break

11:30-12:30 – Session III

Eva Schmidt (Zurich), Andreas Sesing (Saarland), Maximilian Köhl (Saarland) „Bare Statistical Evidence and the Legitimacy of Software-Based Judicial Decisions”

Marvin Backes (St Andrews) „There is No Epistemic Mileage in Legal Cases”

12:30 -14:00 Lunch break

14:00-15:30 – Session IV

Marcin Waligóra (Kraków) „How evidence shape research ethics. A case of pediatric oncology”

Tomasz Herok (Lancaster) „If intuitions are used as evidence in ethics, why are so many of its claims counter-intuitive? The case of ‚after-birth abortion'”.

Tomasz Żuradzki (Kraków) „Reporting Incidental Findings under Uncertainty”

15:30-16:00 Farewell


We invite you to take a look at the book of abstracts

Registration: There is NO registration for this event. The event is open to the general public. However, if you wish to attend, please send a short notice to organizers.

Organizers: Adam Dyrda ( and Tomasz Żuradzki (
Any inquiries about the workshop should be directed to both organizers with the subject line containing “Evidence in Law and Ethics”.

Sponsors: The workshop has received funding from the Ministry of Science and Higher Education in Poland – National Programme for the Development of Humanities (grant agreement N0 0068/NPRH4/H2b/83/2016) and from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No 805498)​.

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8th-9th March 2019

8-9th of March 2019

A symposium "Legal and ethical status of guidelines for medical practice" was held in Krakow on March 8-9, 2019, organized by the Institute of Philosophy of the Jagiellonian University and the Polish Bioethical Society. The conference was an opportunity to discuss the problems arising from creation of guidelines from the point of view of medicine, law and ethics, in particular the recommendations and positions formulated by Polish medical societies.

The symposium "Legal and ethical status of medical practice guidelines" was financed from the funds available from the research project "Justice in healthcare" No. 2013/08 / A / HS1 / 00079. It was co-organized by the Polish Bioethical Society, the Interdisciplinary Center of Ethics at the Jagiellonian University and the Department of Professional Ethics Research at the Institute of Philosophy of the Jagiellonian University.The meeting took place in the hall of Roman Ingarden (No. 25) at the Institute of Philosophy of the Jagiellonian University on ul. Grodzka 52 in Krakow.


8 III Friday (14.30 - 19.30)

14.45-15.30 - prof. dr hab. Olga Haus "Incidental findings" in diagnostic genetic tests. What and how to inform patients? "

15.30-16.45 - prof. dr hab. Maciej Małecki "Dilemmas in the process of creating medical guidelines - participant's reflections"

16.45-17.30 - prof. dr hab. Włodzimierz Galewicz "On the normative status of medical practice guidelines"

17.30-17.45 - coffee break

17.45-18.30 - dr Wiktoria Leśniak "The strength of recommendations and preferences of the authors of the guidelines. Does the GRADE methodology help users? "

18.30-19.15 - prof. dr hab. Joanna Haberko "Standards of practicing a profession as part of medically assisted procreation procedures"

9 III Saturday (10.30-15.30)

10.45-11.30 - prof. dr hab. Jan Dobrogowski "Perspectives of Pain Medicine - Quality Standards of Treatment"

11.30-12.15 - dr Paweł Skuczyński "Practice guidelines as an autonomous regulation based on knowledge between law and morality"

12.15-13.00 - dr Tomasz Widłak "Compliance with medical knowledge as a premise for legal assessment of medical activities"

13.00-13.30 - coffee break

13.30-14.15 - prof. dr hab. Romuald Bohatyrewicz "Diagnosis of irreversible cardiac arrest preceding organ procurement - controversy"

14.15-15.00 - prosecutor Anna Filipek-Woźniak "Resignation from futile therapy and diagnosis of irreversible cardiac arrest preceding organ procurement. Prosecutor's perspective ".

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7th-8th December 2018

The subject of the conference: "Sickness and Responsibility", covers two main thematic areas. The first of them is a set of questions related to responsibility for the disease: are we responsible to some extent for our behavior and health conditions, and if so, should we also be held accountable for them in some way. The second, to which the conference was devoted, concerns rather responsibility in the disease: whether and to what extent a sick person, e.g. suffering from a mental disorder, is responsible and can be held responsible for how they behave in their illness and often also due to illness. The two highlighted subjects often strongly relate to each other - such as when we consider the moral or legal responsibility of addicts - but they can also be considered separately. We would like each of them to be exposed from different, but complementary points of view: ethical, legal, medical and psychological.

The Symposium "Sickness and Responsibility", co-organized by the Polish Bioethical Society, the Interdisciplinary Center of Ethics at the Jagiellonian University and the Department of Professional Ethics Research at the Institute of Philosophy of the Jagiellonian University, was an opportunity for such interdisciplinary discussion. The meeting took place in the hall of Roman Ingarden (No. 25) at the Institute of Philosophy of the Jagiellonian University on ul. Grodzka 52 in Krakow. Some conference texts can be viewed in the INCET database.



7 XII Friday (14.30 - 19.30)

14.30 - opening of the symposium


Professor dr hab. Bogdan de Barbaro "Can illness be a good?"


Professor dr hab. Dominika Dudek "Moral responsibility - psychiatrist's reflections"


Speech by Anna Liberadzka, activist of the "Open Doors" Association

17.00-17.30 - coffee break


Professor dr hab. Beata Tobiasz-Adamczyk "Life with a disease in a sociological perspective"


Dr Ewa Habzda-Siwek "Disease as a co-responsibility of a doctor and patient"


XII Saturday (10.00-14.30)


Professor dr hab. Małgorzata Opoczyńska-Morasiewicz "Homo patiens. On the other side of the word"


Dr hab. Anna Golonka "Sanity of the offender in the context of difficulties related to the assessment of selected atypical conditions"

12.00-12.30 coffee break


Professor dr hab. Piotr Kardas "Excessively risky behavior and self-exposure to the risk of harm or illness and the possibility of incurring criminal liability"

13.30 -14.30

Professor dr hab. Wojciech Załuski "Models of criminal liability of the insane"

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2nd of December 2017

Normative aspects of refusal to vaccinate - symposium of the Polish Bioethical Society and the Interdisciplinary Center of Ethics at the Jagiellonian University, December 2, 2017, Institute of Philosophy of the Jagiellonian University.


BLOCK 1: 10.00 - 12.10

10.00-10.25 prof. dr hab. Romuald Krajewski (Supreme Medical Chamber) - "Principles for doctors in relations with patients who refuse effective treatment or prevention"

10.25-10.50 dr. Iwona Paradowska-Stankiewicz (Head of the Epidemiology Laboratory, VPD, Department of Epidemiology, National Institute of Public Health - National Institute of Hygiene) - "Refusal to consent to vaccination seen through the eyes of an epidemiologist"

10.50 -11.15 dr hab. Joanna Haberko (UAM) - "Parental rights to decide on important matters of the child and the obligation to vaccinate"

11.15-11.40 dr Dobrochna Bach Golecka (UW) - "Regulations on preventive vaccinations in international law and European Union law";

11.40-12.10 - 30 minutes of summary discussion

12.10-13.30 Coffee break

BLOCK 2: 13.30-15.15

13.30-13.55 dr hab. Agnieszka Barczak-Oplustil (UJ) - "Criminal law aspects of refusal of vaccination consent"

13.55-14.20 dr Tomasz Żuradzki (UJ) - "Cognitive mechanisms for rejecting scientific consensus: vaccination case"

14.20-14.45 dr hab. Marek Czarkowski (WUM) - "Permissibility to use mandatory vaccinations"

14.45-15.15 - 30 minutes of the summary discussion

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11th of November 2016

A nationwide conference entitled "Equality in healthcare" was organised by the Polish Bioethical Society together with the Institute of Philosophy and the Interdisciplinary Centre for Ethics at the Jagiellonian University.

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12th of December 2015

A symposium entitled 'On ethical problems of dementia" was organised in Cracow.

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5-6th of June 2014

A nationwide conference entitled "New medical technologies and the current standard of healthcare" under the Justice in Healthcare project, co-organized by the Ethics and Philosophy Department of the Medical University of Lublin, the Interdisciplinary Center of Ethics at the Jagiellonian University and the Polish Bioethical Society.

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11-12th of December

A conference entitled "Why help strangers? Ethical aspects of global justice" was organised in Cracow in cooperation with the Institute of Philosophy of the Jagiellonian University as part of an educational project funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland under the 2010 Development Education program.

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4th of December 2010

A conference entitled "How to ensure ethical conduct of biomedical research?" was organized in Warsaw in cooperation with the Supreme Medical Council Bioethics Center.

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18-20th of June 2010

Online scientific conference entitled "Professional ethics - what and for whom?" was organized in cooperation with the Institute of Philosophy of the Jagiellonian University.

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26th of September 2009

A symposium entitled "Conflicts between doctor's opinion and patient's will - do we need hospital ethics committees?" was organized in Cracow by the Polish Bioethical Society together with the Institute of Philosophy and the Interdisciplinary Center for Ethics at the Jagiellonian University.

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25th of October 2008

A symoposium entitled "What reform of bioethical law do Poles need?" was organized in Cracow in cooperation with the Polish Bioethical Society.

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29-31st of August 2008

A nationwide scientific conference entitled "Ethical and legal boundaries of scientific research" was organized in Cracow in cooperation with the Institute of Philosophy of the Jagiellonian University and the Polish Bioethical Society.

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25-27th of May 2007

The online conference entitled "Philosophical and legal aspects of medical ethics codes" was organised on the "Diametros" Internet Philosophy Service organized in cooperation with the Institute of Philosophy of the Jagiellonian University and the Polish Bioethical Society.

Link to the conference archive