Dr S. Lohse (Simon)
Assistant professor - Philosophy and Science Studies
6525 ED NIJMEGEN
Internal postal code: 77
6500 GL NIJMEGEN
I am a philosopher of science interested in epistemic practices in the social and life sciences, also as they relate to policy (see simonlohse.com). My work focuses on epistemic pluralism and on questions at the intersection of philosophy of biomedicine, ethics and social studies of science. In my current research, I seek to better understand the potential and limitations of new developments in precision medicine and animal-based research in biomedicine, using an approach that is sensitive to the entanglement of conceptual, practical and societal issues.
I recently completed a project (funded by Volkswagen Foundation) that investigated how science informed public health policy during the COVID-19 pandemic and assessed normative implications for evidence-based policy. Key results of this project are a deeper understanding of sociological and epistemological inhibitors for interdisciplinary knowledge integration in this context and strategic starting points for improvement of the status quo.
- Bschir, K. & Lohse, S. 2022. “Pandemics, Policy, and Pluralism. A Feyerabend-inspired Perspective on COVID-19”. Synthese 200, 441. doi.org/10.1007/s11229-022-03923-4 Full text
- Lohse, S. & Canali, S. 2021. “Follow *the* Science? On the (Marginal) Role of the Social Sciences in the COVID-19 pandemic”. European Journal for Philosophy of Science 11 (99). doi.org/10.1007/s13194-021-00416-y Full text
- Lohse, S. 2021. “Scientific Inertia in Animal-based Research in Biomedicine”, Studies in History and Philosophy of Science 89, 41-51. doi.org/10.1016/j.shpsa.2021.06.016 Full text
- Lohse, S., Wasmer, M. & Reydon, T. 2020. “Integrating Philosophy of Science into Research on Ethical, Legal and Social Issues in the Life Sciences”. Perspectives on Science 28(6): 700-736. doi.org/10.1162/posc_a_00357 Full text
- Lohse, S. & Reydon, T. (eds.) 2017. Grundriss Wissenschaftsphilosophie: Die Philosophien der Einzelwissenschaften [Outline Philosophy of Science: The Philosophy of the Special Sciences], with an introduction. Hamburg: Meiner. Full text
Research Associate at the African Centre for Epistemology and Philosophy of Science, University of Johannesburg (South Africa), since 08/2021.
Guest researcher at the Centre for Ethics and Law in the Life Science, Leibniz University Hannover (Germany), since 01/2021.
Member of the ethics board of the IMI project "IM2PACT" - Investigating Mechanisms and Models Predictive of Accessibility of Therapeutics Into The Brain
(01 April 2022)