Philosophical Perspectives on Covid-19 Conference

Philosophical Perspectives on COVID-19

Philosophy of Medicine and the Institute for the Future of Knowledge at the University of Johannesburg bring you over thirty talks from all kinds of philosophical perspectives on COVID-19, running 10-13 May.

Date

UTC-4

(USA East)

UTC+1

(UK)

UTC+2

(S Africa, EU)

Mon 10 May

 7.00-15.00

12.00-20.00

13.00-21.00 

Tue 11 May

 7.00-15.00

12.00-20.00

13.00-21.00 

Wed 12 May

7.00-8.30 

12.00-13.30

13.00-14.30 

Thu 13 May

7.00-9.30 

12.00-14.30

13.00-15.30 


Register here

A PDF version of the programme is available for download here
The complete list of abstracts can be downloaded here

Programme:

Monday 10 May:

EST
Pittsburgh

GMT +1
Cambridge

GMT+2
Joburg

Presenter

Title

06:55

11:55

12:55

Opening remarks


07:00

12:00

13:00

Jonathan Birch

Pandemics and the Precautionary Principle

07:30

12:30

13:30

 

Peter West-Oram

 

Reasonable Precautions? Exploring the Complexity of Duties to Avoid Causing Harm in a Pandemic

08:00

13:00

14:00

 

Daniel Cserhalmi Friedman and Dunja Šešelja

 

Scientific Disagreements, Fast Science and Higher-Order Evidence

08:30

13:30

14:30

 

Rachel Katz, Ross E.G. Upshur, and Maxwell J. Smith

 

Trust and global R&D in the Context of a Pandemic

09:00

14:00

15:00

 

Maxwell Smith

 

Should Equity Be Sacrificed in The Name of Speed in The Rollout of Covid-19 Vaccines?

09:30

14:30

15:30

 

Stephen John

 

Testimony, rationality, and Vaccine Hesitancy

10:00

15:00

16:00

 

Daniel Steel

 

COVID-19 and the Harm Principle: The Case of Mask Wearing

10:30

15:30

16:30

Prevan Moodley

Social Justice as Discursive Frame for the COVID-19 Vaccine in Online News Reports in South Africa (July 2020–March 2021)

                       

11:00

16:00

17:00

 

Anthony P. Smith

 

Risk in the Time of COVID:  Balancing Risk and Lives in the Pursuit of a COVID Vaccine

11:30

16:30

17:30

 

Mat Mercuri

 

If We Do Nothing: Pandemic Models and Lessons on Counterfactuals and Underdeterminism

12:00

17:00

18:00

Aaron Kenna

In Defence of The Oddsmaker View of Science- Lessons from COVID-19 modelling

12:30

17:30

18:30

 

Cristina Amoretti and Elisabetta Lalumera

 

Death-related Parameters in Epidemiological Models of COVID-19: A Philosophical Issue

13:00

18:00

19:00


Robert Northcott

Pandemic Modelling, Good and Bad 

13:30

18:30

19:30

 

Piet Streicher

 

Epistemology and Modelling

14:00

19:00

20:00

 

M. John Lamola

 

Covid 19 Public Health Consciousness and the Technogenetic Posthuman Body

14:30

19:30

20:30

Zak Lakota-Baldwin

 

The Role of Expertise in Policy Decision-Making

 



Tuesday 11 May:

(EST) Pitt

(GMT +1)

(GMT+2)

Presenter

Title

06:55

11:55

12:55

Opening Remarks


07:00

12:00

13:00

Tina Sikka

 

Andrew Feenberg and The Distorted Democratization of Technology: Covid-19 and the Case of Hydroxychloroquine

                  

07:30

12:30

13:30

 

Barry De Coster

 

COVID Panic, and the Ethical & Epistemic Roles of Pharmacy: The Case of Hydroxychloroquine

08:00

13:00

14:00

 

Martin Zach and Gregor Greslehner

 

How to Think About the Immune System in Times of Covid-19 and Beyond: Why Stronger Isn’t Always Better and Other Misleading Metaphors

08:30

13:30

14:30

 

Adrián Almazán

                                   

The Case for Ecological Medicine in a Post-COVID-19 World

09:00

14:00

15:00

Miriam Solomon

 

Should We Use EBM or EBM+ When Evaluating Evidence for the Effectiveness Of Covid-19 Therapies?

                               

09:30

14:30

15:30

Michael Cholbi

 

Grief Justice and The Role of Medicine After Covid

                   

10:00

15:00

16:00

 

Andrei Bespalov

 

Does Covid-19 Affect Public Reason?

10:30

15:30

16:30

 

Konstantina Antiochou and Stathis Psillos

 

How to Handle Reasonable disagreement: The Case of Covid-19

11:00

16:00

17:00

 

Rico Hauswald

 

Four Types of Uncertainty Facing the Translation of Science into COVID-19 Policy Measures

11:30

16:30

17:30

 

Merav Edout

 

The Fundamental Importance of Pathogen Origination in Public Health Policy Making

12:00

17:00

18:00

 

Lucie White, Mathias Frisch, and Philippe van Basshuysen

 

When is Lockdown Justified?

12:30

17:30

18:30

 

Maria Frahm-Arp

 

From Prosperity to Rest: COVID-19 and a New Worldview

13:00

18:00

19:00

 

Ashely Kennedy and Bryan Cwik

 

Diagnostic Justice and Testing for Covid-19

13:30

18:30

19:30

 

Sahar Joakim

 

Lessons from COVID: Utilitarian in Theory and Egoist in Practice

14:00

19:00

20:00

 

Victor Karl Magnússon

 

Lessons from Iceland: Experts, Democracy & COVID-19

14:30

19:30

20:30

 

Davide Vecchi and Giorgio Airoldi

               

A Possible Framework for Uncovering the Ethical Framing of Public Health Policies

15:00

20:00

21:00

 

Yael Friedman

 

Who Is the Biological Patient in the COVID-19 Pandemic?

 

Wednesday 12 May:

(EST) Pitt

(GMT +1)

(GMT+2)

Presenter

Title

06:55

11:55

12:55

Opening remarks


07:00

12:00

13:00

Mark Bowker

Expressive Generics in Scientific Communication

07:30

12:30

13:30

 

Marina DiMarco and Helen Zhao

 

On Hype and Pandemic Science: Toward a Looping Account

08:00

13:00

14:00

 

Petra Brown and Tamara Browne

           

Pandemic (tbc)

08:30-14:00

13:30-19:00

14:30-20:00

Individuals and Populations: Workshop in series Rethinking the Ethics of Vaccination (Cambridge HPS)

14:00-15:00

19:00-20:00

20:00-21:00

Social meetup on Gather

 

Thursday 13 May:

(EST) Pitt

(GMT+1)

(GMT+2)

Presenter

Title

06:55

11:55

12:55

Opening Remarks


07:00

12:00

13:00

 

Herkulaas Combrink

 

Google Trends Associated with Lockdown Levels in South Africa During 2020

07:30

12:30

13:30

 

Elena Popa

 

Mental Health during COVID-19: Public Health Measures and Lived Realities                

08:00

13:00

14:00

 

Simon Lohse and Karim Bschir

 

Against Myopic Expertise: Epistemic Pluralism in Public Health Policy

08:30

13:30

14:30

 

Jonathan Fuller

 

Three Questions about COVID-19 Epidemic Models

09:00

14:00

15:00

Break

09:30-11:00

14:30-16:00

15:30-17:00

Philosophy of Medicine on Covid-19: Panel Discussion (Philosophy of Medicine)

11:00-12:00

16:00-17:00

17:00-18:00

Social meetup on Gather