wfarm1160  2021-2022  Bruxelles Woluwe

3 credits
30.0 h
Botbol Mylene; Dagneaux Isabelle (compensates Botbol Mylene);
Main themes
The course aims to give students notions of philosophy and history of philosophy oriented towards (bio) medical sciences and to promote reflection on the disciplines encountered in their training course and in the exercise of their profession. . For this, it will be among other questions of the philosophy of science, the place of science in society, the conception of the human being, the conception of the body in modern medicine, the influence of techniques in medical practice (without be exhaustive). The philosophical bases of ethics will also be discussed.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 Students will be able
- to define and explain a set of philosophical concepts
- to situate the thought of an author in its historical context and to explain his current contribution
- understand a text on the basis of the concepts studied.
The course will consist of three parts:
- epistemology and philosophy of science
- philosophical anthropology
- philosophical bases of ethics
Evaluation methods
Bonus points by participating in Quizzes on Moodle during the term
Other information
New information and texts will regularly be offered on Moodle 
-    Canguilhem, Georges, Le normal et le pathologique, 1943-1966, Paris, PUF.
-    Dagneaux, Isabelle, Les sourds entre handicap et minorité culturelle, Leuven, Peeters, 2021 (à paraître)
-    Feltz, Bernard, La science et le vivant – Introduction à la philosophie des sciences de la vie, Bruxelles, De Boeck, 1e édition, 2003 ( ! il existe une 2e édition).
-    Le Breton, David, Anthropologie du corps et modernité, Paris, PUF, 6e éd, 2011.
-    Lemoine, Maël, Introduction à la philosophie des sciences médicales, Paris, Hermann, 2017.
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Bachelor in Biomedicine

Bachelor in Pharmacy