picture of Miriam SolomonProfessor of Philosophy
Department Chair
Affiliated Professor of Women’s Studies

Anderson Hall 729

B.A. in Natural Sciences, Cambridge University (1979)
Ph.D in Philosophy, Harvard University (1986)

Professor Solomon works in the areas of philosophy of science, social epistemology, medical epistemology, medical ethics and gender and science. She is the author of Social Empiricism (MIT Press, 2001), editor of several special journal issues, and author of many journal articles.  Making Medical Knowledge, a book on the epistemology of medicine, exploring medical consensus conferences, evidence-based medicine, translational medicine, and narrative medicine, is forthcoming with Oxford University Press (UK) in Spring 2015.

Professor Solomon is active on the Temple University Hospital Ethics Committee and serves on the Executive Committee of the College of Liberal Arts.

Professor Solomon is on the Editorial Board of the journals Philosophy of Science and Hypatia, and the Governing Board of the Philosophy of Science Association. She is on the Editorial Board of the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy in the area of philosophy of science.  She is on the organizing committee of the Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable, the Advisory Board of the Society for Philosophy of Science in Practice, a panelist at askphilosophers.org and a member of the APA Committee on Philosophy and Medicine.  Miriam Solomon was a founding co-chair of the Philosophy of Science Association Women’s Caucus.

Professor Solomon is a Fellow of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia.

Areas of Interest

Philosophy of science, philosophy of medicine, history of science, epistemology, gender and science, biomedical ethics.

Current and Recent Courses

  • Philosophy of Science
  • Perspectives on Science and Mathematics
  • Epistemology
  • Genetic Controversies
  • Feminist Epistemology and Philosophy of Science
  • Philosophy of Medicine
  • Ethics in Medicine
  • Senior Seminar

Recent Publications and Curriculum Vitæ

For a full list of publications, current CV, and more, visit Dr. Solomon’s website.