SCHOOL OF HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE RESEARCH SEMINAR SEMESTER TWO 2022 MONDAY 10th OCTOBER 2022 FROM 5:30PM Location: F23 Michael Spence Building, Level 5, Room 501 Zoom: https://uni-sydney.zoom.us/j/84404949969 [https://mcusercontent.com/377ed99b00666e1febb7dbbc0/images/8108723d-593d-e1da-37a2-f294e17ffa51.jpg] YVES SAINT JAMES AQUINO AN EPISTEMOLOGICAL CRITIQUE OF "AESTHETIC DIAGNOSIS" IN APPEARANCE-ORIENTATED MEDICAL SPECIALTIES Dr Yves Saint James Aquino MD PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Australian Centre for Health Engagement, Evidence and Values, School of Health and Society, ASSH, University of Wollongong Abstract: Medical specialties concerned with physical appearance, such as dermatology and cosmetic surgery, increasingly frame aesthetic concerns could be diagnosed in an objective and scientific manner. Such framing is further supported by practitioners who claim that features deemed unattractive—despite being free of disease or injury—are pathological, and medical or surgical procedures to modify such features are therapeutic. This paper complements the large body of political and feminist literature discussing appearance-orientated medical specialties by offering an epistemological critique of aesthetic diagnosis as a fundamental basis of appearance-orientated medical specialties. My analysis demonstrates the failure of aesthetic evaluation in meeting the knowledge requirements to perform diagnostic processes that occur in mainstream medical practices. These processes are a) performing preliminary examination and testing, b) generating candidate disease entities (differential diagnosis) and c) establishing appropriate management or intervention. Bio: Yves is a doctor and philosopher of medicine, with expertise in philosophical accounts of disease, ethics of cosmetic surgery, and ethics of Artificial Intelligence. He is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Australian Centre for Health Engagement, Evidence and Values, University of Wollongong working on an NHMRC Ideas Grant project that examines the ethical, legal and social implications of using AI for diagnosis and screening. He is a member of Macquarie University’s Centre for Agency, Values and Ethics and the Australian Alliance for AI in Healthcare. Twitter: @yvessj_aquino<https://twitter.com/yvessj_aquino> WHEN: MONDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER 2022 START: 5.30PM Location: F23 Michael Spence Building, Level 1, Room 501 Zoom: https://uni-sydney.zoom.us/j/84404949969 All Welcome | Registration not required | Free Copyright © *2022* *HPS, All rights reserved.
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