Dr S. Lohse (Simon)
Assistant professor - Philosophy and Science Studies
6525 AJ 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. 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, methodological and societal issues.
In addition, I lead a project (funded by Volkswagen Foundation) that investigates how science informed public health policy during the COVID-19 pandemic and assesses normative implications for evidence-based policy. The expected key results of this project are a deep understanding of sociological and epistemological inhibitors for interdisciplinary knowledge integration in this context and strategic starting points for improvement of the status quo.
- 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
- 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
- Lohse, S. & Bschir, K. 2020. “The COVID-19 Pandemic: A case for Epistemic Pluralism in Public Health Policy”. History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 42(58). doi.org/10.1007/s40656-020-00353-8
- 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
- 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)