Interdisciplinarity, causation and explanatory pluralism in the biomedical sciences

01 January 2007 → 30 December 2012
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Theory and methodology of philosophy
    • Philosophy
    • Ethics
    • Other philosophy, ethics and religious studies not elsewhere classified
  • Natural sciences
    • Evolutionary biology
    • General biology
  • Social sciences
    • General pedagogical and educational sciences
    • Communication sciences
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Social medical sciences
explanatory pluralism biomedical sciences interdisciplinarity causal pluralism philosophy of science
Project description

Explanations of diseases can result from a biological, pshycological or social science approach. This project examines how these approaches relate to each other in the biomedical sciences. Should they be integrated? Are they, on the other hand, incompatible? Etc. We will address these questions by comparing the causal concepts, methdology and forms of explanation applied in these different approaches.