Month: July 2018

July 17, 2018 Jon Williamson

Our methods handbook is now freely available online: Veli-Pekka Parkkinen, Christian Wallmann, Michael Wilde, Brendan Clarke, Phyllis Illari, Michael P. Kelly, Charles Norell, Federica Russo, Beth Shaw and Jon Williamson: ‘Evaluating Evidence of Mechanisms in Medicine: Principles and Procedures‘. Springer, 2018. The book is available open access here. PDF. Print copies are available here. Online…

July 6, 2018 Jon Williamson

The teratogenicity of the Zika virus was considered established in 2016, and is an interesting case because three different sets of causal criteria were used to assess teratogenicity. This paper appeals to the thesis of Russo and Williamson (Int Stud Philos Sci 21(2):157–170, 2007) to devise an epistemological framework that can be used to compare…