2005 års møde i International Society for the History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology holdes i Guelph, Ontario (Canada). ISHPSSB begyndte for 20 år siden som et selskab som fokuserede på evolutionsbiologiens historie og filosofi. Men efterhånden er studier af biomedicin kommet til at fylde mere og mere. I årets program er der ca. 40 papers inden for “medical science and technology studies”, de fleste ud fra historiske, filosofiske (“videnskabsteoriske”) og etiske synsvinkler — visualiserings- og og repræsentationsproblemerne vender tit tilbage, men ingen ser (selvfølgelig?) ud til at forholde sig til biomedicinens materielle kultur. Jeg har lagt dem ind nedenfor, med links til abstracts:

Rana Ahmad, Department of Philosophy, University of British Columbia
A New Approach to the Ethics and Public Policy of Biotechnology

Maria Strecht Almeida, ICBAS, University of Porto
Scale Shifts, Complexities and Comprehensive Knowledge: Exploring the Construction of the “Aging Erythrocyte” as a Biomedical Object

Adelaida Ambrogi, Dpt.Filosofía. Universidad de las Islas Baleares
Reasons to suggest that the genetic research on cancer is a degenerative research program

Nancy Anderson, Université de Genève
Divided Expertise: Biologists, a Physicist, and the Beginnings of Video Microscopy

Rachel Ankeny, Unit for HPS, University of Sydney
What are Stem Cells?: The Evolution of Representations of Model Systems for Stem Cell Biology

Ana Barahona, Evolutionary Biology, School of Sciences, UNAM
Science and Representation: the case of genetic maps

Thierry Bardini, Communication – Université de Montréal
How Junk Became Selfish

Marion Blute, Dept. of Sociology, University of Toronto at Mississauga
If the genome isn’t a God-like ghost in the machine, then what is it?

Adam Bostanci, Egenis, University of Exeter
From human genome sequencing to human genomics

Michael Bradie, Philosophy/ Bowling Green State University
The changing metaphorical landscape of contemporary developmental biology

Christopher Buford, UC Santa Barbara
Aborting Metaphysics

Naomi Dar, department of philosophy, Haifa University, ISRAEL
Are biological Structures Aesthetic Objects?

Lindley Darden, Department of Philosophy, University of Maryland, College Pa
Anomaly Identification and Resolution for the Central Dogma of Molecular Biology

Soraya de Chadarevian, University of Cambridge and MPI for the History of Science,
The aesthetics of molecular modelling – sorting out the questions

Alice Dreger, Medical Humanities and Bioethics Program, Northwestern University
History for the Future: Scenes from the Life of a Scholar-Activist

John Emrich, History Dept, The George Washington University
The First Clone War: Creating a National Recombinant DNA Policy in the United States

Melinda Fagan, History and Philosophy of Science, Indiana University
Shared goals and interdisciplinary interactions in contemporary immunology

Lisa Gannett, Philosophy, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax
Tissue Tags and DNA Databases: Epistemological challenges facing population-based human genome research

Andrea Grignolio, Center for History and Philosophy of Science, Boston University
Historical Reassessment of the Theoretical Genesis of Clonal Selection Theory

Christine Hauskeller, University of Exeter, ESRC Centre for Genomics in Society
The Politics of Genomic Identity

David M. Kaplan, Duke University
The Deep Relevance of Motor Neuroscience

Ellen Landers, James S. McDonnell Foundation
Imaging the Brain, Imagining the Brain: The Popularity and Power of Neuroimages

Fiona Miller, Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster Univ
Jason Robert, Center for Biology and Society, Arizona State University
Emerging Science in Genetic Testing: Toward a Better Bioethics

Michel Morange, Centre Cavailles, Ens
The role of two different but related graphs in the expansion of molecular biology between 1960 and 1980: the regulatory gene network and the intra-cellular signalling pathway

João Arriscado Nunes, Center for Social Studies, U. of Coimbra
The(unruly) complexity of carcinogenicity, or, how Helicobacter pylori ’causes’ cancer

Maureen O’Malley, Egenis, University of Exeter
Disciplinary trends in genomics: systems biology and metagenomics

Lisa Onaga, Science & Technology Studies, Cornell University
Ray Wu and DNA Sequencing

Laura Perini, Virginia Tech
Abstraction in biological visual representations

Carol Reeves, Butler University
Visual Rhetoric and the Prion

Maria J. Santesmases, Dept Ciencia, Tecnología y Sociedad, Consejo Superior de Inv
Representing radioisotopes: experiments and instruments in the visualization of life sciences in the post-WWII era

Rena Selya, History of Science, Harvard University
Ripples in the Pool: The molecularization of biology departments

Ana Soto, Tufts University and Carlos Sonnenschein, Tufts University
Reasons to suggest that the genetic research on cancer is a degenerative research program, Part II: SMT or TOFT: May we evaluate and decide according to Lakatos’ model?

Jesse Steinberg, Department of Philosophy UCSB
The Morality of Cloning and the Problem of Telomere Shortening

Edna Suárez, Evolutionary Biology UNAM
Representations as Thinking tools: satellite-DNA and laboratory practices

Mary Sunderland, School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University
Translational developmental biology: Taking stem cells from the lab into the clinic

Peter Taylor, Sci Tech Values, UMass Boston
Life course origins of chronic diseases: How to reconcile the contributions of competing epidemiological approaches

Doogab Yi, Princeton University
The Development of Recombinant DNA Research at the Department of Biochemistry at Stanford University, 1968-1974

Lee Zwanziger
Levels of models in stem cell research

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