The Routledge Handbook of Mechanisms and Mechanical Philosophy


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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Building EBM+ Workshop



On September 5th and 6th 2016, a number of our EBM+ consortium members and colleagues from far afield came together for our 2-day ‘Building EBM+ Workshop’, held at UCL on behalf of the STS department.

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What philosophy does EBM need?


Check your health!
We want to hear your experiences of EBM

Thanks to David Norris for his comment (@davidcnorrismd) as I had indeed missed his review of the recent book Ending Medical Reversal by Vinayak Prasad and Adam Cifu. I now look forward to part 2 of his post as I’m curious to learn about his ideas in part 1 to “move clinical science beyond the Stone Age”.

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Why mechanisms matter

I think that every academic has had the dispiriting experience of writing what they thought was a good paper, only to have great difficulty publishing it. This post is about one of these – which has been hanging about in my “do something with this, someday” file for four years or so.

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