Science and Proven Experience

Project: Research

Layman's description

We want our decisions to be founded on scientific evidence – and on proven experience, two types of evidence with uncertain natures. We seek to understand these forms of evidence in terms that allow making best use of each in our decision making. In so doing, we will clarify an unease truce that has long been present in Swedish public poli

We want our decisions to be founded on scientific evidence – and on practical experience, two types of evidence with uncertain natures. This programme seeks to understand these two fundamental forms of evidence in terms that allow making best use of each in our decision making. In so doing, we will clarify an unease truce between the two that has long confused, enriched, and enlivened Swedish public policy and philosophy.

It all started a comparatively long time ago, with medicine in the 1890s. The concept ”vetenskap och beprövad erfarenhet” has now become a standard of evidence for Swedish law and public policy in areas as diverse as education, environmental risk assessment, veterinary care and social care. We propose to examine these experiences, along with comparable ones in other countries, in the light of analytical and behavioral advances in philosophy, social and decision sciences.

Coordinator:
Sahlin, Nils-Eric, Lund University
Participants:
Anttila, Sten, Swedish Council on Health Technology Assessment
Bruine de Bruin, Wändi, Leeds University Business School
Brännmark, Johan, Malmö University
Davis, Alexander, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh
Fischhoff, Baruch, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh
Levay, Charlotta, EHL, Lund University
McNeil, Barbara J, Harvard Medical School
Persson, Johannes, Lund University
Vareman, Niklas, Lund University
Wahlberg, Lena, Lund University
Wallin, Annika, Lund University
Sjöstrand, Eva, Lund University
StatusActive
Effective start/end date2015/01/012021/12/31

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Robin Stenwall, Johannes Persson & Nils-Eric Sahlin, 2019 Aug 13, In : Metaphysica.

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Nils-Eric Sahlin, 2019 Apr, Vetenskap och beprövad erfarenhet - Vård. Lund: Lunds universitet, VBE programmet, p. 9-12 4 p. (Vetenskap och Beprövad Erfarenhets skriftserie).

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Nils-Eric Sahlin (ed.), 2019 Apr, Lund: Lund University (Media-Tryck). 56 p.

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