Philosophy at St Andrews

2015 Knox Memorial Lecture: "Will this policy work for us? Understanding and misunderstanding randomised controlled trials"

Tue 8th December 2015 17:15

School II, St Salvator's Quad, North Street, St Andrews

Professor Nancy Cartwright FBA


Professor Nancy Cartwright, University of California San Diego & University of Durham

Author of:

  • How the Laws of Physics Lie, Nature's Capacities and Their Measurement (OUP, 1983)
  • The Dappled World: A Study of the Boundaries of Science (CUP, 1999)
  • Hunting Causes and Using Them: Approaches in Philosophy and Economics (CUP, 2007)
  • Evidence Based Policy (OUP, 2012)

Due to presentations in the Department on Tuesday 8th December there will not be a seminar that morning by Prof. Cartwright. She will, however, be delivering the Knox Lecture at 5.15 in School II, and there will also be a seminar the following morning at 11am in Edgecliffe. Prof Cartwright will also deliver the annual Royal Institute of Philosophy/Royal Society of Edinburgh lecture in Edinburgh on Wednesday the 9th.


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