This conference brings together practitioners, guidelines networks and philosophers of science to address the general problem of how to put the tools of philosophy to use in improving the development and implementation of healthcare guidelines. Keynote speakers: Nancy Cartwright, Trish Greenhalgh, Mike Kelly and Brian Broom.
In a new article, 'Howbiologicalbackgroundassumptions influencescientificriskevaluationof stackedgeneticallymodifiedplants', published in Life Sciences, Society and Policy, Elena Rocca and Fredrik Andersen show that, when evaluating health risks related to the use of genetically modified plants in agriculture, different ontological starting points play an essential role for the final risk evaluation.
The CAPS philosophers have developed a module that gives students a chance to reflect critically over the foundations of scientific methods, norms and practices. The course is taught in the June block.