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Miriam Solomon is Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy at Temple University.  She is also an Affiliated Professor of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies and an Affiliated Professor in the Center for Bioethics, Urban Health, and Policy (Temple University School of Medicine). She was Department Chair 2013-2019.

Professor Solomon was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for 2019-20. She will be spending the year at Cambridge University, as a Visiting Scholar at the Department of History and Philosophy of Science and a Visiting Fellow at Clare Hall.

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 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.  The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Medicine, edited by Miriam Solomon, Jeremy R. Simon, and Harold Kincaid, was published early in 2017.

Her research interests are in philosophy of science, philosophy of medicine, philosophy of psychiatry, 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 HypatiaShe 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 Advisory Board of the International Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable and the Steering Committee of the Social Epistemology Network. She is also a member of the Steering Committee and the Scientific Committee for the PhilInBioMed Network.

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