Category Archive: Causality – Medicine
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 …
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 …
12-13 December. Workshop Magic and Medicine: Conceptions of Causality in Processes of Healing. ZiF, Bielefeld, Germany.
Public health, evidence, and causation: Lessons from the studies on obesity, Medicine, Health Care, and Philosophy DOI 10.1007/s11019-011-9335-y
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
Generic vs. Single-Case Causality. The Case of Autopsy. (with Jon Williamson) To appear in the European Journal for Philosophy of Science
Variational Causal Claims in Epidemiology, Perspectives in Biology and Medicine