Philosophy in Biology and Medicine 4

May 6, 2023 - May 7, 2023
Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge

Downing College
Cambridge CB2 3RH
United Kingdom


  • Philosophy in Biology and Medicine Network

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The fourth Philosophy in Biology and Medicine (PhilInBioMed) Network Meeting will take place in-person in Cambridge, U.K., on May 5-6, 2023. The program committee invites abstracts from those wishing to present at the conference.   

The PhilInBioMed Network is an international group of philosophers and scientists advancing philosophy in biology and medicine. Information about the details of the conference will be made available soon on the PhilInBioMed Network website: 

Submission Guidelines  

The program committee welcomes abstracts for contributed full-length talks (30 min, including 10 min Q&A) as well as flash talks (15 min, including 5 min Q&A) by scientists and philosophers, on work which combines biological or medical science with a conceptual or philosophical approach. Relevance for the scientific community will be an asset, and talks that result from collaboration among philosophers and scientists are particularly welcome. We welcome submissions from individuals identifying with historically underrepresented groups within philosophy of science and medicine.

The deadline for abstract submissions is March 1st, 2023.  

Abstracts should be 500 words max.   

Authors must remove all identifying information from their title and abstract.

Please submit your abstract using the following link: 

The program committee aims to notify authors of the result of their submission by late March, 2023. 

Confirmed Speakers  

Neil Ferguson, Faculty of Medicine, School of Public Health, Imperial College London

Jonathan Fuller, History and Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh

Tim Lewens, History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge

Richard Watson, Institute for Life Sciences, University of Southampton

Jonathan Birch, Philosophy, Logic, and Scientific Method, London School of Economics

Nicky Clayton, Psychology, University of Cambridge


The conference will be held at the University of Cambridge.  


All questions about submissions should be emailed to the program chairs at [email protected].


The conference is generously funded by the Philosophy in Biology and Medicine Network; the International Research Network, CNRS; the Region Nouvelle Aquitaine (France); and the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge.

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