What's New


Celebrating Philosophy at Kent (1965-2024)

Research project:

EBL+: New philosophical foundations for evidence-based law (Leverhulme Trust 2023-26)


Evidential Pluralism in the Social Sciences Yafeng Shan and Jon Williamson: Evidential Pluralism in the Social Sciences, Routledge 2023. EPitSS ISBN 9780367697228

Edited collections:

Evidential Diversity in the Social Sciences, Synthese Topical Collection, 2022.

Selected papers from EPSA21, European Journal for the Philosophy of Science, Topical Collection, 2023.

New papers:

Samuel D. Taylor and Jon Williamson: Evidence and Cognition, Erkenntnis 89:1927-1948, 2024. doi: 10.1007/s10670-022-00611-0

Marissa LeBlanc, Jon Williamson, Francesco De Pretis, Juergen Landes & Elena Rocca: Individual consent in cluster randomised trials for non-pharmaceutical interventions: Going beyond the Ottawa Statement, Critical Public Health 34(1): 2338074, 2024. doi: 10.1080/09581596.2024.2338074

Jon Williamson: Conditional beliefs aren't conditional probabilities, The Reasoner 18(2): 12-13, 2024.

Yafeng Shan, Samuel D. Taylor & Jon Williamson: Epistemic causality and its application to the social and cognitive sciences, in Y. Shan (ed.), Alternative approaches to causation: beyond difference-making and mechanism, Oxford University Press, 2024, pp. 241-277. . doi: 10.1093/oso/9780192863485.003.0010

Jon Williamson: Where do we stand on maximal entropy? In Logic for data, eds Hykel Hosni & Juergen Landes, Springer, 2024.

Jon Williamson: Bayesianism from a philosophical perspective and its application to medicine, International Journal of Biostatistics 19(2): 295-307, 2023. doi: 10.1515/ijb-2022-0043

Juergen Landes, Soroush Rafiee Rad and Jon Williamson: Determining maximal entropy functions for objective Bayesian inductive logic, Journal of Philosophical Logic 52:555-608, 2023. doi: 10.1007/s10992-022-09680-6

Jon Williamson: Direct inference and probabilistic accounts of induction, Journal for General Philosophy of Science 54:451–472, 2023. . doi: 10.1007/s10838-021-09584-0

Juergen Landes and Jon Williamson: Objective Bayesian nets for integrating consistent datasets, Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research 74: 393-458, 2022. . doi 10.1613/jair.1.13363

Jon Williamson: One philosopher's modus ponens is another's modus tollens: pantomemes and nisowir, Metaphilosophy 53:284-304, 2022. . doi: 10.1111/meta.12546

Jon Williamson: A Bayesian account of establishing, British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 73(4):903-925, 2022. . doi: 10.1086/714798