Jon Leefmann

Jon Leefmann
Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nürnberg | FAU · Zentralinstitut für Wissenschaftsreflexion und Schlüsselqualifikationen (ZiWiS)

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Introduction
I am a postdoctral researcher at the Center for Applied Philosophy of Science and Key Qualifications (ZiWiS), FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg. I am currently conducting a research project on the epistemology of scientific expert testimony funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). I specialize at the intersection of Ethics, Epistemology and Philosophy of Science.
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December 2012 - April 2016
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
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  • Research Associate

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Publications (28)
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In bioethics, the first decade of the twenty-first century was characterized by the emergence of interest in the ethical, legal and social aspects of neuroscience research. At the same time an ongoing extension of the topics and phenomena addressed by neuroscientists was observed alongside its rise as one of the leading disciplines in the biomedica...
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The acquisition of genetic information (GI) confronts both the affected individuals and health-care providers with difficult, ambivalent decisions. Genetic responsibility (GR) has become a key concept in both ethical and socio-empirical literature addressing how and by whom decision-making with respect to the morality of GI is approached. However,...
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In this paper we address the question of how it can be possible for a non-expert to acquire justified true belief from expert testimony. We discuss reductionism and epistemic trust as theoretical approaches to answer this question and present a novel solution that avoids major problems of both theoretical options: Performative Expert Testimony (PET...
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Although the impact of so-called “sponsorship bias” has been the subject of increased attention in the philosophy of science, what exactly constitutes its epistemic wrongness is still debated. In this paper, I will argue that neither evidential accounts nor social-epistemological accounts can fully account for the epistemic wrongness of sponsorship...
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This commentary offers a coherent reading of the papers presented in the special issue ‘Exclusion, Engagement, and Empathy: Reflections on Public Participation in Medicine and Technology’. Focusing on intellectual self-trust it adds a further perspective on the harmful epistemic consequences of social exclusion for individual agents in healthcare c...
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Die Corona-Krise hat zugleich eine Krise der Wissens- und Informationsgesellschaft ausgelöst und tiefgreifende Auswirkungen auf die Generierung und Vermittlung von Wissen mit sich gebracht. Von Beginn der Pandemie an mussten Politik und Öffentlichkeit unter erheblichen Unsicherheiten agieren, während sich die wissenschaftliche Forschung mit der Her...
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The production and distribution of knowledge is a key process in scientific and scholarly inquiry. However, this process is not and has never been limited to universities and public research institutes alone, but extends to agents as diverse as the Research & Development departments of companies, citizen scientists, and private non-profit research...
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Although the impact of so-called “sponsorship bias” has been the subject of increased attention in the philosophy of science, what exactly constitutes its epistemic wrongness is still debated. In this paper, I will argue that neither evidential accounts nor social–epistemological accounts can fully account for the epistemic wrongness of sponsorship...
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The production and distribution of knowledge is a key process in scientific and scholarly inquiry. However, this process is not and has never been limited to universities and public research institutes alone, but extends to agents as diverse as the Research & Development Departments of companies, citizen scientists, and private non-profit research...
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Debates about the implications of empirical research in the natural and social sciences for normative disciplines have recently gained new attention. With the widening scope of neuroscientific investigations into human mental activity, decision-making and agency, neuroethicists and neuroscientists have extensively claimed that results from neurosci...
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With the rise of neuroethics as a research field of its own since the early 2000s, ethical questions concerning the neurosciences have become a major focus of bioethical debate. Yet, the neuroethical discourse has primarily focused on ethical, legal, and social implications of the products of neuroscience research such as clinical interventions and...
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Die Begriffe „Translationale Medizin“ und „Translationale Forschung“ sind seit circa 20 Jahren in den Biowissenschaften, der Public Health-Forschung und der Klinischen Medizin allgegenwärtig. Referenzen auf den Translationsbegriff erfolgen dabei häufig, um Forschungs- und Entwicklungsprozesse zu beschreiben, deren Ziel die Etablierung neuartiger, e...
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Fünfzehn Jahre nach ihrer Entstehung ist die Neuroethik ein internationales wissenschaftliches Feld mit enormer Dynamik. Innerhalb weniger Jahre wurden eigene Kongresse, Zeitschriften, Forschungsförderprogramme, Fachgesellschaften und Institute gegründet. Gleichwohl besteht erheblicher Dissens über die Definition und den Gegenstandsbereich dieses n...
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Hat die subjektive Erfahrung, uns selbst und anderen als eine bestimmte Person zu erscheinen, eine ethische Orientierungsfunktion? Und wenn ja, was geschieht, wenn wir uns auf eine Weise verändern, die uns an der Kontinuität dieser Erfahrung zweifeln lässt? Ausgehend von Schilderungen von Nicht-Authentizitäts-Erfahrungen wird in diesem Buch der Ver...
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The Human Sciences after the Decade of the Brain brings together exciting new works that address today’s key challenges for a mutual interaction between cognitive neuroscience and the social sciences and humanities. Taking up the methodological and conceptual problems of choosing a neuroscience approach to disciplines such as philosophy, history, e...
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The article outlines some important conceptual problems in the bioethical debate on pharmacological cognitive enhancement. We discuss the prospects, risks, and ethical challenges of several debated pharmaceuticals and scrutinize the rights and moral obligations of enhancement users as well as the possible impact of cognitive enhancement on their se...
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This article sketches three theories modelling concepts of authenticity relevant for the current bioethical debate on neuroenhancement. While speaking of ‘authenticity’ in bioethics at first hand seems to express a discrete worry about self-realisation, a closer look reveals that problems discussed here resemble the concern that neuroenhancement mi...

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