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Miriam Solomon is Professor of Philosophy and Department Miriam August 2013Chair in the Department of Philosophy at Temple University.  She is also an Affiliated Professor of Women’s Studies and an Affiliated Professor in the Center for Bioethics, Urban Health, and Policy (Temple University School of Medicine)

Professor Solomon is a graduate of Cambridge University (BA in Natural Sciences, 1979) and Harvard University (PhD in Philosophy, 1986).  She is the author of Social Empiricism (MIT Press, 2001), editor of several special journal issues, and author of papers in epistemology, philosophy of science, philosophy of medicine and biomedical ethics.  Her most recent book, Making Medical Knowledge, was published by Oxford University Press (UK) in April 2015.  It discusses evidence-based medicine, medical consensus conferences, narrative medicine and translational medicine. 

Her research interests are in philosophy of science, philosophy of medicine, history of science, epistemology, gender and science and biomedical ethics.

Professor Solomon is on the editorial boards of Philosophy of Sciencethe Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, and Hypatia.  She served on the Governing Board of the Philosophy of Science Association (2011-14) and is on the Advisory Board of the Society for Philosophy of Science in Practice.  She is on the Steering Committee of the International Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable.  She is a panelist at www.askphilosophers.org and a member of the APA Committee on Academic Career Opportunities and Placement

Professor Solomon serves on the Temple University Hospital Ethics Committee and is a Fellow of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia.

E-mail:  msolomon@temple.edu