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Dr Michael Wilde

Lecturer in Philosophy


Office: Cornwallis West 155

Office Hours: Friday 10.00-11.00


Michael was appointed Lecturer in Philosophy in June 2018. He works mainly in epistemology and the philosophy of science. His recent research develops a theory of evidence to help understand how causal claims are established in medicine. His recent co-authored book is Evaluating Evidence of Mechanisms in Medicine.

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Also view these in the Kent Academic Repository

Wilde, M. and Parkkinen, V. (2017). Extrapolation and the Russo–Williamson thesis. Synthese [Online]. Available at:
Parkkinen, V. et al. (2018). Evaluating Evidence of Mechanisms in Medicine: Principles and Procedures. [Online]. Springer Netherlands. Available at:
Wilde, M. (2017). Making Medical Knowledge. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science Reviews [Online]:n/a. Available at:
Total publications in KAR: 3 [See all in KAR]
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Michael teaches modules on medical methodology, the philosophy of probability and causality, the theory of evidence, and the philosophy of language. He is currently supervising postgraduate work on epistemology and the philosophy of medicine.

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Philosophy, School of European Culture and Languages, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NF

Enquiries: +44 (0)1227 827159 or email Philosophy

Last Updated: 24/01/2019