NEWS: Samuel C. Fletcher, Roland Poellinger and I are guest-editing a special issue on “Evidence Amalgamation in the Sciences” with Synthese.
Call for Papers
This proposed special issue provides a forum for researchers from diverse scientific and philosophical perspectives to discuss evidence amalgamation, its methodologies, its history, its pitfalls and its potential. In particular, we encourage critical analysis of past and current practice highlighting inadequacies and advances.
Commonalities and differences of methodologies for amalgamation across different sciences.
The roles of models and mechanisms in evidence amalgamation.
Normative – epistemological and ethical – issues concerning the amalgamation of evidence.
Basic issues in the philosophy of science relevant to evidence amalgamation such as: unification, justification, explanation, coherence, reductionism, incommensurability, inductive methods, and causal inference.
Decision and policy-making with large heterogeneous bodies of evidence.
Methodology of meta-analysis and systematic reviews.
Foundational issues of data integration and fusion within and across disciplines.
Drop me an email in case you want to discuss a possible contribution.
Jon Williamson and I edited two special issues.
Maximum Entropy Applied to Inductive Logic and Reasoning of the Journal Entropy. See our editorial.