Yael Friedman

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Other affiliations Faculty of Humanities (Student)

I am a Member of the Centre for Philosophy and the Sciences (CPS) at the Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas.

Academic interests

My primary academic interest is in History and Philosophy of Science (HPS).

My current research examines the holistic concept of P-Medicine (known as Precision, Personalized, and P4 Medicine). I explore questions such as: What is holism in P-Medicine, and in what ways is it affecting the definitions of health, illness, and disease? What does it mean to be a ‘whole organism’ in P-Medicine scope? How can we conceptualize the relations between organism and environment in regard to definitions of health, illness, and disease?

As such, my research takes place on the intersection between Philosophy of Medicine and Biology. I am also interested in Phenomenology and its application in medicine and healthcare.

Other academic interests include History and Philosophy of Technology, History of Ideas, Critical Theory, and Contemporary Art.

Supervisors: Prof. Gry Oftedal (UiO) and Prof. Cornelius Borck (Institute for The History of Medicine and Science Research (IMGWF), Lübeck University).


I hold a Master’s degree in History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas from the Cohn Institute, Tel-Aviv University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts and Education from Hamidrasha School of Art, Israel.

During my MA, I studied in Aarhus University as part of the Erasmus Exchange programme, and researched as a guest researcher at The Center for History of Knowledge (ZGW), Zürich University, and ETH Zürich.

Tags: Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Medicine, Philosophy of Biology, History of Science
Published Jan. 7, 2020 12:46 PM - Last modified Feb. 17, 2020 2:59 PM