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Rani Lill Anjum

Researcher of Philosophy
Norwegian University of Life Sciences NMBU

Rani is a philosopher at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, where she leads the Centre for Applied Philosophy of Science. Her research is on the foundations of science, with focus on causation, probability and modality. With Stephen Mumford, she has written Getting Causes from Powers (2011), Causation – A Very Short Introduction (2013), What Tends to Be. The Philosophy of Dispositional Modality (2018) and Causation in Science and the Methods of Scientific Discovery (2018).

Subjects: Philosophy

Biography

Rani Lill Anjum is a Researcher in Philosophy at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, where she leads the Centre for Applied Philosophy of Science. Anjum is also the Principal Investigator of the 4 year interdisciplinary research project CauseHealth – Causation, Complexity and Evidence in Health Sciences, and before that, of Causation in Science, both generously funded by the FRIPRO scheme for Independent Projects of the Research Council of Norway (NFR). CauseHealth consists of a core team, located at NMBU, and an international network of 40 medical researchers, clinicians and philosophers of science, plus 3 institutional partners. Anjum’s research is on the foundations of science, with focus on causation, probability and modality. Together with Stephen Mumford, she has written Getting Causes from Powers (Oxford University Press 2011), Causation – A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press 2013), What Tends to Be. The Philosophy of Dispositional Modality (Routledge 2018) and Causation in Science and the Methods of Scientific Discovery (Oxford University Press 2018). Their theory of causal dispositionalism, developed in these books and more than 30 articles, has received much attention in the international debate on causation.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Philosophy of science: foundations of science, including causation, probability and risk
    Metaphysics or ontology: dispositions, causal powers, modality, propensities, emergence
    Ethics: free will, freedom, determinism, responsibility
    Epistemology: empiricism and positivism (mainly critical), data versus theory, learning from failure
    Logic: conditionals, conditional probability, philosophical logic, modality

Websites

Books

Featured Title
 Featured Title - What Tends to Be - Anjum & Mumford - 1st Edition book cover

Videos

Rani Lill Anjum, PI of CauseHealth at the CauseHealth Physio conference

Published: May 31, 2018

Rani Lill Anjum talks about the project Causation, Complexity and Evidence in Health Sciences and why causation matters in medicine.

Rani Lill Anjum: Causation and Scientific Methods in Medicine and Beyond

Published: Feb 05, 2018

I gave this lecture at the Philosophy Department at the University of Edinburgh in the winter 2018. It is a presentation of my work on the research project Causation, Complexity and Evidence in Health Sciences (CauseHealth), with focus on the relation between ontological assumptions about causation, norms of science, scientific methods and scientific practice.

Teaching introduction to philosophy at NMBU

Published: Aug 04, 2017

Rani talks about her teaching at the introductory course, Examen Philosophicum, at NMBU. In Norwegian.

Evidence based or person centered medicine?

Published: Apr 27, 2017

A talk by Rani Lill Anjum to the medical philosophical forum in Bodoe, Norway. In Norwegian.

Presenting Causation - A Very Short Introduction

Published: Jan 23, 2014

In this video, Stephen Mumford and Rani Lill Anjum present their new book. Video by NMBU.