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…

June 11, 2018 Jon Williamson

This is the title of a new paper, out now in the Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, written by Jeffrey K. Aronson, Adam La Caze, Michael P. Kelly, Veli‐Pekka Parkkinen and Jon Williamson. Here’s the abstract:

May 8, 2018 Jon Williamson

This was the title of the final workshop of the project Evaluating evidence in medicine, supported by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council. It was held on 2-3 May at the Royal Asiatic Society in London.

December 15, 2017 Jon Williamson

Our methods handbook, Evaluating Evidence of Mechanisms in Medicine: Principles and Procedures, is quite long. So I’ve created a short overview of the whole approach, available here: Evaluating Evidence of Mechanisms in Medicine: an Overview.   Jon Williamson Centre for Reasoning, University of Kent