Objectually Understanding Informed Consent
Daniel Wilkenfeld (University of Pittsburgh)

November 6, 2018, 7:00am - 8:30am
Center for Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh

1008 Cathedral of Learning
1117 Cathedral of Learning, University of Pittsburgh
United States

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Abstract: This talk discusses a connection between the philosophical literatures in bioethics and philosophy of science. The main point of the talk is that these two literatures can benefit from each other, which I demonstrate by showing how the philosophy of understanding can inform how we think about informed consent, and conversely. Specifically, I argue that possession of objectual understanding is one good-making feature of informed consent.

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