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Bioethics and Political Philosophy: Nordic Perspectives

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Bioethics and Political Philosophy: Nordic Perspectives is a workshop series
that brings together philosophers, bioethicists, and other researchers from
Nordic countries whose work is at the intersection of bioethics and political

In recent years, it has been increasingly recognized that many of the issues of
bioethics have broader social and political implications, and much can be gained
by approaching bioethical questions with the tools, concepts, and theories of
political philosophy. At the same time, political philosophy can benefit from
attention to the problems and debates within bioethics and public health ethics.

Issues of common interest include, for instance, the ethics of the use of
medical, public health, and genetic data; normative questions about individual
and population-level health interventions; the demands of justice in the
allocation of scarce health resources; democratic participation and
representation in health policy decisions.

The aim of the workshop series is to promote the traffic of ideas between these
two areas. The first meeting will take place at Stockholm University, May
16‒18, 2019. Its broad theme is “autonomy.” It will be followed by two further
workshops, one in Reykjavik in the fall of 2019 (themed “beneficence”) and
another one in Aarhus in the spring of 2020 (themed “justice”).

The workshop series is supported by a grant from the Joint Committee for Nordic
Research Councils in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NOS-HS).

Greg Bognar, Stockholm University
Vilhjálmur Árnason, University of Iceland
Andreas Albertsen, Aarhus University

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