Scientific knowledge

People involved in this project

Principal investigator:

School(s) Arts
Department(s) Philosophy
Dates 18 October 2011 - 17 July 2012
Website Under development
Funder(s) AHRC, Fellowship scheme
Contact person Professor Alexander Bird

More about this project

The phrase ‘scientific knowledge’ is in common use, for example when we talk of the ‘growth of scientific knowledge’. Yet knowledge itself has been largely ignored or rejected in the epistemology of science, which has developed independently from general epistemology. 

This project aims to bring philosophy of science and general philosophy into a closer relationship.  In particular it considers the epistemology of science from a standpoint that places central emphasis on the idea of scientific knowledge.  It also applies the resulting framework to analysing the claims of the Evidence-Based Medicine movement.