Alan Love of the philosophy department has developed an interdisciplinary course on “how we know what we know in medicine,” co-taught with Steven Stovitz of the medical school. Combining philosophy and medicine, the course teaches students who are preparing for a variety of health-related careers.
MCPS Director Alan C, Love (Philosophy) and Steven D. Stovitz (Family Medicine and Community Health) have a commentary published in the Los Angeles Times (May 7, 2020) on the evaluation of risk and inherent uncertainties in diagnosis and treatment.
In response to the COVID-19 health concerns, all in-person MCPS activities have been cancelled for the remainder of the spring semester. The Center office will be answering emails (firstname.lastname@example.org) and phone messages (612-625-6635) during the regular office hours and as remote working allows.
The Many Faces of Reproducibility is a three-year project supported by the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota involving an interdisciplinary exploration of these different facets of reproducibility across the social, behavioral, and natural sciences. It aims to advance scholarship on reproducibility, develop innovative approaches for training researchers, and engage the public regarding the trustworthiness of scientific claims.
When you find yourself wondering, for instance, how best to respond to a friend’s need for guidance, you might refer to Valerie Tiberius’s recent book, Well-Being as Value Fulfillment: How We Can Help Each Other to Live Well, which presents her value-fulfillment theory.