Schedule 19 June (rev): Particularism in Bioethics, Professional Ethics and Medicine

Call For Registration

Manchester Metropolitan University, 19 June 2014

Venue: New Business School, G.33 Lecture Theatre 4, MMU All Saints Campus

Organiser: Dr Anna Bergqvist,


NB: Change in the workshop late afternoon programme. Unfortunately Benedict Smith of the University of Durham will not be able to present his paper ‘Particularism and Persons’ as previously advertised due to parental leave obligations. We send our warmest congratulations to Benedict and his wife on the arrival of their new baby!



Dr Anna Bergqvist, Manchester Metropolitan University.

 Dr Emma Bullock, King’s College London.

 Professor Steven D. Edwards, Swansea University.

 Dr Ulrik Kihlbom, Uppsala University.

 Professor Per Nortvedt, University of Oslo.

 Dr Anne Raustøl, Diakonhjemmet University College.

 Professor Alan Thomas, Tilburg University.


 Workshop Schedule:

Thursday 19 June

 9.00 – 9.30 Welcome and Registration 

9.30 – 10.45 Ulrik Kilhbom (Uppsala): ‘Doing Particularized Bioethics and the Shape of Context’ 

10.45 – 11.00 Tea and Coffee 

11.00 – 12.00 Steve Edwards (Swansea): ‘Moral Realism in Health Care’ 

12.00 – 13.00 Per Nortvedt (Oslo, UiO): ‘Particularism, Principlism and Professional Evil Doing’ 

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch 

14.00 – 15.15 Alan Thomas (Tilburg): ‘A Life of Virtue or a Life of Principle?’ 

15.15 – 16.15 Anne Raustol (Oslo, Diakonhjemmet): ‘Partiality and Impartiality in Nursing’ 

16.15 – 16.30 Tea and Coffee 

16.30 – 17.30 Anna Bergqvist (MMU): ‘Particularism and Person Centred Medicine’ 

17.30 – 18.15 Roundtable Discussion, featuring invited contributions from Dr Michael Loughlin (MMU Cheshire) and Dr Emma Bullock (KCL) among others. 

18.15 Workshop Close 

19.30 Formal Dinner


Conference Support

The organisers gratefully acknowledge the generous support of the Society of Applied Philosophy, the Mind Association and the Manchester Metropolitan University Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences Research.


Workshop Registration

Attendance is free and open for all. Registration by email to Dr Anna Bergqvist.

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