This Ph.D. course will focus on the role and implications of generic generalizations in science (e.g. “Low interest rates cause inflation”), ethics (e.g. “Lying is wrong”), and society (e.g. “Women are submissive”).
This course will focus on the epistemology of evidence-based medicine (EBM) and of precision medicine (PM)—but seen through the lens of two canonical figures of science studies and historical epistemology: Ludwik Fleck and Georges Canguilhem.