The conference will take place on April 26, 2024 at the Luskin Center through a generous conference grant from the Luskin Endowment for Thought and Leadership. Registrants can attend in person or remotely.
We ask all participants to register for conference participation here by March 20, 2024.
All talks will be held in the Laureate Classroom at the Luskin Center at UCLA.
|Joseph Crompton, MD PhD
|UCLA School of Medicine
|welcome & introduction
|Lucie Laplane, PhD
|Cancer clone: what is in a name?
|University of Bordeaux Philosophy
|Defining cancer across the tree of life
|Rett, Rulli, Raghunathan & Crompton
|UCLA Linguistics, NYU School of Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine
|Expert variation in the understanding of 'cancer'
|Grace Shoemaker & Jessica Rett, PhD
|Linguistic framing in 'cancer' and 'cancer'-adjacent terms
|UCLA Linguistics & Philosophy
|Hallmarks of the hallmarks of cancer
|Rajam Raghunathan, MD PhD
|NYU School of Medicine
|Towards a new semantics of cancer: Can a theory of exclusion (apoha) help us to better understand 'cancer'?
|Anya Plutynski, PhD
|Washington University Philosophy
|Cancer as a Unified Kind? On Theoretical and Classificatory Unity in Cancer Research