Project

Scientific understanding in medicine

Code
01P14811
Duration
01 October 2011 → 30 September 2015
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Promotor
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
Keywords
causal explanations scientific understanding philosophy of medicine
 
Project description

I will analyze how medical science tries to achieve scientific understanding of health problems by investigating (1) the characteristics, necessity and peculiarities of scientific understanding in medicine, and (2) how medical scientists try to make sense of disease states for which (part of) the causal information is missing.