Jacob Stegenga (University of Cambridge, Departament of History and Philosophy of Science) will give a guest lecture on his new book, ‘Medical Nihilism’. The book argues that if we consider the ubiquity of small effect sizes in medicine, the extent of misleading evidence in medical research, the thin theoretical basis of many interventions, and the malleability of empirical methods, and if we employ our best inductive framework, then our confidence in medical interventions ought to be low.
Jacob Stegenga is a University Lecturer in philosophy of science. His research focuses on methodological problems of medical research, conceptual questions in evolutionary biology, and fundamental topics in reasoning and rationality.
Organizers: Department of the Philosophy of Natural Sciences & Interdisciplinary Centre for Ethics at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków
Language of the event: English