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Philosophy of Epidemiology


Part of the New Directions in the Philosophy of Science book series (NDPS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Alex Broadbent
    Pages 1-9
  3. Alex Broadbent
    Pages 10-25
  4. Alex Broadbent
    Pages 26-55
  5. Alex Broadbent
    Pages 66-80
  6. Alex Broadbent
    Pages 81-98
  7. Alex Broadbent
    Pages 115-128
  8. Alex Broadbent
    Pages 145-161
  9. Alex Broadbent
    Pages 162-181
  10. Alex Broadbent
    Pages 182-182
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 183-203

About this book


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.


epidemiological epidemiology knowledge law relativism understanding

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of JohannesburgSouth Africa

About the authors

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.

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