Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Medicine, Philosophy of Psychiatry, Epistemology, Medical Ethics, Feminist Philosophy, Philosophy of Food


Professor Solomon works in the areas of philosophy of science, social epistemology, medical epistemology, medical ethics and gender and science. She is the author of Social Empiricism (MIT Press, 2001) and Making Medical Knowledge (Oxford University Press, 2015). She has edited (together with Jeremy Simon and Harold Kincaid) The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Medicine (Routledge, 2017), as well as edited several special journal issues. She was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for 2019-20 for her research in philosophy of psychiatry. Professor Solomon is active on the Temple University Hospital Ethics Committee. Professor Solomon is on the Editorial Board of the journals Philosophy of Science and Hypatia. She is on the Editorial Board of the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy in the area of philosophy of science. She is on the Advisory Committee of the Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable, the Advisory Board of the Society for Philosophy of Science in Practice and served on the Governing Board of the Philosophy of Science Association from 2011-14. Miriam Solomon was a founding co-chair of the Philosophy of Science Association Women’s Caucus. Professor Solomon is a Fellow of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia.

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Selected Publications

Recent and Forthcoming Publications

  • “On the Concept of Psychiatric Disorder: Incorporating Psychological Injury,” forthcoming in Philosophy, Psychiatry and Psychology.
  • “Trust: The Need for Public Understanding of How Science Works,” Hastings Center Report: Moral and Social Challenges of Civic Learning 51:S1, pp. S36-S39
  • “The Problem of Aggregating Validators for Psychiatric Disorders,” jointly authored paper with Kenneth Kendler as second author, Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease January 2021, Volume 209:1, pp. 9-12.
  • “After Disclosure,” chapter in the volume Uncertainty in Pharmacology edited by Adam LaCaze and Barbara Osimani. Springer, 2020, pp. 439-450.
  • “Agnotology, Hermeneutic Injustice and Scientific Pluralism: the case of Asperger Syndrome,” paper in Science and the Production of Ignorance edited by Janet Kourany and Martin Carrier. MIT Press, 2020, pp. 145-159.

Courses Taught

  • Philosophy of Food
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Perspectives on Science and Mathematics
  • Epistemology
  • Genetic Controversies
  • Feminist Epistemology and Philosophy of Science
  • Philosophy of Medicine
  • Ethics in Medicine
  • Senior Seminar