Talk: 'The Historical Epistemology of Evidence-Based Medicine'
October 6, 2016
Integrative Learning Center
UMass Amherst Campus
What evidence determines a medical consensus? What methods generate good evidence? Does it matter who conducts the experiments? How are patients impacted? Miriam Soloman explores these questions and how evidence-based medicine has superseded other accounts of objectivity in medicine resulting in responses from the areas of translational medicine, personalized medicine, and precision medicine.
This talk is presented in conjunction with the launch of the Certificate in Medical Humanities.
Miriam Solomon is professor and chair in the Philosophy Department at Temple University, and Affiliated Professor at the Center for Bioethics, Urban Health, and Policy at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. She works in the areas of philosophy of science, philosophy of medicine, epistemology, and feminist philosophy.
Solomon is the author of “Social Empiricism” (2001), “Making Medical Knowledge” (2015), and numerous articles, as well as co-editor of “The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Medicine” (in press). She is a Fellow of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia.
The Integrative Learning Center is located in the center of campus, between the campus pond and the Campus Center.