Philosophical and Methodological Debates in Public Health

Editors: Vallverdu, Jordi, Puyol, Angel, Estany, Anna (Eds.)

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  • Includes refereed contributions on various aspects of public health, such as philosophy of science, epidemiology, statistics and ethics
  • Brings together researchers who are working fields related to public health debates 
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This interdisciplinary volume gathers selected, refereed contributions on various aspects of public health from several disciplines and research fields, including the philosophy of science, epidemiology, statistics and ethics. The contributions were originally presented at the 1st Barcelona conference of “Philosophy of Public Health” (5th – 7th May 2016). This book is intended for researchers interested in public health and the contemporary debates surrounding it.

 

About the authors

Jordi Vallverdú, is a Tenured Professor at the Philosophy Department of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, where he teaches philosophy and history of science and computing. His research focuses on the cognitive and epistemic aspects of the philosophy of computing, philosophy of science and AI, particularly emotional modeling. In 2011 he won a Japanese JSPS fellowship to pursue research on computational HRI at the Nishidalab, Kyoto University. His most recent books include Bayesians versus Frequentists. A Philosophical Debate on Statistical Reasoning (2016), and Blended Cognition: The Robotic Challenge (2019) both edited by Springer Verlag. He is currently working on biomimetic cognitive architectures and multi-cognitive systems, as well as on medical and epidemiological reasoning.
Angel Puyol is an Associate Professor at the Philosophy Department of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, where he teaches ethics and political philosophy. His research focuses on the theories of justice and bioethics. He was a Visiting Scholar at the London School of Economics, New York University and La Sapienza (Roma). His most recent book is Political Fraternity. Democracy beyond Freedom and Equality (Routledge, New York, 2019), and he is currently investigating solidarity in health.
Anna Estany is an Emeritus Full Professor at the Philosophy Department of the Universitat Autònoma Barcelona. Her research focuses on cognitive approaches in epistemology and philosophy of science, as well as design sciences. She holds a Master of Arts from Indiana University, and a PhD from the Universitat of Barcelona, and she was a Visiting Scholar at the University of California San Diego. Her publications include Vida, muerte y resurrección de la conciencia. Análisis filosófico de las revoluciones científicas en la psicología contemporánea, (1999); Barcelona: Paidós, ¿EUREKA? El transfondo de un descubrimiento sobre el cáncer y la genética molecular, (2003) with D. Casacuberta; Barcelona: Tusquets (Metatemas) and Innovación en el saber teórico y práctico, with R.M. Herrera, 2016, College Publications. She is currently investigating medical and epidemiological reasoning and design epistemology.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Philosophical Debates on Public Health

    Pages 1-7

    Puyol, Angel

  • Diseases, Problems or Needs: A Framework for Public Health

    Pages 9-20

    Segura-Benedicto, Andreu

  • Critical Epidemiology in Latin America: Roots, Philosophical and Methodological Ruptures

    Pages 21-45

    Breilh, Jaime

  • Lost in Causality: How Epidemiology’s Counterfactual Causal Inference Revolution Upholds Class, Race and Gender Inequities

    Pages 47-58

    Muntaner, Carles (et al.)

  • Coeliac Disease and Non-coeliac Gluten Sensitivity: A Clinical and Philosophical Discussion

    Pages 59-72

    Borrell-Carrió, F. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Philosophical and Methodological Debates in Public Health
Editors
  • Jordi Vallverdu
  • Angel Puyol
  • Anna Estany
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-28626-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-28626-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-28625-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 214
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