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Andrew Taylor

Ph.D. student
D.O. Student


I'm a 4th year D.O./Ph.D. student at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Department of Philosophy.  My primary research interests lie within the fields of Philosophy of Medicine, Bioethics, and Philosophy of Mind. 

I have interests in bioethics, philosophy of mind, metaphysics, and ethics in general.  Specifically I am interested in the mind-brain problem, the relation of a person to his body, and how well the findings of neuroscientific research explain the brain and mind.  

My medical training at MSUCOM is in the field of Osteopathic Medicine, a branch of Medicine started 130 years ago by A.T. Still, leading up to a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) degree.  Osteopathic Medicine involves more diagnosis, treatment and training in the neuromusculoskeletal systems, emphasizes an interconnectedness of body systems and "whole-person" approach to medicine, and incorporates a manual form of diagnosis and treatment known as osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT).