|Dates||18 October 2011 - 17 July 2012|
|Funder(s)||AHRC, Fellowship scheme|
|Contact person||Professor Alexander Bird|
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.