Who am I?

I am a PhD student in philosophy of medicine at Sorbonne Université. I’m based between Paris and Lyon, in France. I will defend my thesis in June 2019 (the abstract of my dissertation – in English and French – can be viewed by clicking the following link: abstractJFD).

I currently work as a teaching and research assistant (ATER in French) at Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, where I teach philosophy of science, medical humanities and ethics. Université Lyon 1 is comprised of two medical schools and several science faculties.

I have a broad range of interests in the philosophy of medicine. My dissertation critically covers contemporary humanistic approaches in the philosophy of medicine (narrative medicine, phenomenology of medicine…) but I am also interested in epistemological questions.

I have a growing interest in the history of medicine. In 2017-2018, I was employed as a research fellow on the multidisciplinary project on anatomy collections, “Projet Paré”, at Sorbonne Université. In this project, I focused on the history of the Société Anatomique de Paris and the pathology collection Dupuytren. I worked at the crossroads of philosophy and history of collecting practices.

You can find more details about my research, publications and other aspects of my work by clicking on the menus at the top of the page.

Feel free to reach me at: ferry.danini@gmail.com.