Robyn Bluhm, Ph.D.

Robyn  Bluhm
  • Associate Professor
  • History, Philosophy & Sociology of Science
  • Department of Philosophy, College of Arts & Letters
  • Holmes Hall, E-190
  • 919 E. Shaw Lane
  • East Lansing, MI 48825
  • (517) 884-8524

LBC COURSES

  • LB 133 - Introduction to HPS
  • LB 326A - Medicine and Health
  • LB 492 - Senior Seminar

BIOGRAPHY

I am a philosopher of science whose research and teaching focus on neuroscience and medicine, including psychiatry, where those two interests come together. I am especially interested in understanding how scientists' choice of methods and their background assumptions about the nature of the phenomena they investigate influence their research, which can have important ethical implications.


EDUCATION

  • Ph.D., Philosophy. Western University (Ontario)
  • M.A., Philosophy. McMaster University
  • B.A., Philosophy. Laurentian University
  • B.Sc., Behavioural Neuroscience. Laurentian University

RESEARCH

  • National Institute of Mental Health/BRAIN Initiative. ($1,414,478) Project Title: Is the treatment perceived to be worse than the disease: Ethical concerns and attitudes toward psychiatric electroceutical interventions. With Laura Cabrera (PI), Aaron McCright, and Eric Achtyes.
  • "On What Evidence" - book project in progress. Coauthor, Dr. Mark Tonelli

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Şerife Tekin and Robyn Bluhm (Eds.). (2019) The Bloomsbury Companion to Philosophy of Psychiatry. London: Bloomsbury Press.
  • Gungor NZ, Duchesne A, Bluhm R (2019) A conversation around the integration of sex and gender when modelling aspects of fear, anxiety, and PTSD in animals Scholar and Feminist Online 15(2)
  • Bluhm R, Cabrera LY, McKenzie R (2019) What we (should) talk about when we talk about deep brain stimulation and personal identity Neuroethics https://doi.org/10.1007/s12152-019-09396-6
  • Bluhm R, Borgerson K. (2018) An epistemic argument for research-practice integration in medicine. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 43(4): 469-484.
  • Bluhm R. (2017) The need for new ontologies in psychiatry. Philosophical Explorations 20(2): 146 – 159.
  • Hoffman G, Bluhm R. (2016) Neurosexism and neurofeminism. Philosophy Compass 11(11): 716-729.
  • Bluhm R. (2017) Gender and empathy. In The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Empathy Ed. Heidi Maibom. New York: Routledge. pp. 377 – 387.
  • Bluhm R. (2017) Nursing theory, social theory, and philosophy of science. In Social Theory and Nursing Theory Ed. Martin Lipscomb. New York: Routledge. pp. 35-47.
  • Stegenga J, Kennedy AG, Tekin Ş, Jukola S, Bluhm R. (2017) New directions in philosophy of medicine. In The Bloomsbury Companion to Contemporary Philosophy of Medicine Ed. James Marcum. London: Bloomsbury Press. pp. 343-369.
  • Bluhm, R. (2017) Evidence-based medicine, biological psychiatry, and the role of science in medicine. In Extraordinary Science and Psychiatry: Responding to the Crisis in Mental Health Research Eds. Jeffrey Poland and Şerife Tekin. MIT Press. pp. 37 – 57.

LINKS

Academia.edu webpage