Our First EBM+ Video

We could not be more excited to launch the first of our three EBM+ videos, ‘Why EBM Needs Mechanisms‘. Starring Dr. Brendan Clarke, this video discusses the limitations of clinical trials and why EBM needs evidence of mechanisms.

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Jedi powers

Phillip Wolff of the Mind and Language Lab at Emory gave a very nice talk at PSA 2016 about how we identify causation in daily life.

The talk was based on his paper What Causal Illusions Might Tell us about the Identification of Causes, written jointly with Robert Thorstad. They argue that causal judgements are based on two kinds of process:

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EEiM Monthly Meeting at UCL

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On Monday 14th November EBM+ had its monthly EEiM meeting at UCL where organisers come together to discuss draft papers and all other project-related matters (we forgot to take a group photo from the day – sorry!).

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Call for Papers: Mechanisms in Medicine

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On the behalf of the Centre for Reasoning at the University of Kent and the EBM+ consortium, I am pleased to announce a three day conference on mechanisms in medicine in July 2017 in Canterbury.  

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The Routledge Handbook of Mechanisms and Mechanical Philosophy

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With my co-editor, Stuart Glennan (Butler), I am now in the final stages of preparing the final manuscript of our latest book to deliver to Routledge in December:

Routledge Handbook of Mechanisms and the Mechanical Philosophy (2017) Routledge.

Phyllis Illari and Stuart Glennan (editors.)

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Evidence in action

There’s going to be a symposium on Evidence in Action at the annual Philosophy of Science Association conference, PSA 2016, to be held in Atlanta, USA. The symposium will take place 9-11.45am on Friday 4th November.

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