New Directions in the Philosophy of Science

Philosophy of Epidemiology

Authors: Broadbent, A.

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Epidemiology is one of the fastest growing and increasingly important sciences. This thorough analysis lays out the conceptual foundations of epidemiology, identifying traps and setting out the benefits of properly understanding this fascinating and important discipline, as well as providing the means to do so.

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Alex Broadbent is an Associate Professor at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Formerly he lectured and studied at the University of Cambridge. He is devoted to bringing philosophical reasoning to bear on practical problems, and has published in philosophy, epidemiology and legal theory journals.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Why Philosophy of Epidemiology?

    Broadbent, Alex

    Pages 1-9

  • Philosophical and Epidemiological Basics

    Broadbent, Alex

    Pages 10-25

  • The Causal Interpretation Problem

    Broadbent, Alex

    Pages 26-55

  • Causal Inference, Translation, and Stability

    Broadbent, Alex

    Pages 56-65

  • Stable Causal Inference

    Broadbent, Alex

    Pages 66-80

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Philosophy of Epidemiology
Authors
Series Title
New Directions in the Philosophy of Science
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-31560-1
DOI
10.1057/9781137315601
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-35512-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-34685-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 203
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