picture of Miriam SolomonProfessor of Philosophy
Department Chair

Affiliated Professor of Women’s Studies

Affiliated Professor in the Center for Bioethics, Urban Health and Policy in the Temple University School of Medicine

Anderson Hall 729
215-204-9629
msolomon@temple.edu

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, was published with Oxford University Press (UK) on April 2, 2015.  It is available in the UK, and will be available in the US in early June.

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. 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 served on the Governing Board of the Philosophy of Science Association from 2011-14.  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.