Category Archive: Causality – Medicine

Oct 01

Again on biomarkers and technology-driven research

Oct 01

A recent presentation on biomarkers and information

Nov 02

Freshly published!

The evidence that evidence-based medicine omits Brendan Clarke, Donald Gillies, Phyllis Illari, Federica Russo, Jon Williamson According to current hierarchies of evidence for EBM, evidence of correlation (e.g., from RCTs) is always more important than evidence of mechanisms when evaluating and establishing causal claims. We argue that evidence of mechanisms needs to be treated alongside …

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Feb 13

Project: Mechanisms and the Evidence Hierarchy

UK Arts and Humanities Research Council project 2012 Brendan Clarke, Donald Gillies, Phyllis Illari, Federica Russo, Jon Williamson http://www.kent.ac.uk/secl/philosophy/jw/2012/mateh/ Evidence-based medicine is a relatively recent technique for supporting clinical decisions by the ‘conscientious, explicit, and judicious use of current best evidence’ (Sackett et al. 1996. BMJ. 312: 71). This ‘best evidence’ usually has a very …

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Feb 13

Conference: Evidence and Causality in the Sciences

5-7 September 2012 University of Kent, Canterbury, UK Organisers: Phyllis Illari and Federica Russo http://www.kent.ac.uk/secl/philosophy/jw/2012/ecits/ Causality is a vibrant and thriving topic in philosophy of science. It is closely related to many other challenging scientific concepts, such as probability and mechanisms, which arise in many different scientific contexts, in different fields.  For example, they are …

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Jan 17

Recently presented in Bielefeld

12-13 December. Workshop Magic and Medicine: Conceptions of Causality in Processes of Healing. ZiF, Bielefeld, Germany.

Jun 12

Now out!

Public health, evidence, and causation: Lessons from the studies on obesity, Medicine, Health Care, and Philosophy DOI 10.1007/s11019-011-9335-y

Feb 05

Freshly published

Casini L., McKay Illari P., Russo F., Williamson J., Recursive Bayesian Nets for Explanation, Prediction and Control in Cancer Science, in Fred A., Felipe J. and Gamboa H. (eds), Bioinformatics 2010, Proceedings of the First International Conference on Bioinformatics, Valencia, Spain, January 20-23 2010. ISBN: 978-989-674-019-1

Feb 05

Just accepted for publication!

Generic vs. Single-Case Causality. The Case of Autopsy. (with Jon Williamson) To appear in the European Journal for Philosophy of Science

Nov 05

Freshly published

Variational Causal Claims in Epidemiology, Perspectives in Biology and Medicine