Data and Information
• Canali (2020). Making Evidential Claims in Epidemiology: Three Strategies for the Study of the Exposome. Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, 82, 101248.
• Canali (2020) Further Philosophical Considerations about Covid-19: Why We Need Transparency. Daily Nous.
• Canali (2019, video) Data and Big Data in the Sciences.
• Canali (2016) Big Data, epistemology and causality: Knowledge in and knowledge out in EXPOsOMICS. Big Data & Society, 3(2).
Philosophy of Medicine
• Canali (2020). What is New about the Exposome? Exploring Scientiﬁc Change in Contemporary Epidemiology. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(8), 2879.
• Kelly, M., Clarke, B., Ghiara, V., Russo, F., Bockting, C., Boniolo, G., Canali, S., et al. (2019). Time to care: why the humanities and the social sciences belong in the science of health. BMJ Open.
• Canali (2019). Evaluating Evidential Pluralism in Epidemiology: Mechanistic Evidence in Exposome Research. History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences, 41(4).
• Title: Data Between Environment and Health: An Epistemological Study of the Exposome.
• External examiner: Federica Russo (University of Amsterdam)
• Short abstract: This thesis is a philosophical analysis of the epistemic role of scientific data in biomedical research. I use a case study approach and focus on the epidemiology of the ‘exposome’, a new line of research based on a reconceptualisation of exposure and the use of new and diverse datasets. I argue that data can sustain the subject matter of exposome research by shaping concepts, strategies, techniques and what counts as evidence. Yet, the epistemic role of data is enacted by the ways in which it is used by epistemic agents and thus constantly connected to and mediated by other artefacts, components and features of scientific inquiry.
• Keywords: Philosophy of epidemiology; Data; Evidence; Exposome; Scientific change.