Julian Reiss


Professor of Philosophy


Co-Director, Centre for Humanities

Engaging Science and Society (CHESS)


Department of Philosophy

Durham University

50 Old Elvet

Durham DH1 3HN


email: julian.reiss«at»durham.ac.uk

permanent email: julian«at»jreiss.org


phone +44 191 334 6543

fax +44 191 334 6551

 

Publications


Books/Journal Issues

(a) Authored

  1. The Philosophy of Economics: A Contemporary Introduction (2nd edition), New York (NY): Routledge (forthcoming)

  2. Causation, Evidence, and Inference, New York (NY): Routledge (2015)

  3. The Philosophy of Economics: A Contemporary Introduction, New York: Routledge (2013)

  4. Review by Harold Kincaid, Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics 6(1): 115-21 (2013)

  5. Review by Francesco Guala, Economics and Philosophy 30(2): 241-45 (2014)

  6. Review by Rachel Douchant, Journal of Markets & Morality 17(1): 194-6 (2014)

  7. Review by María Jiménez-Buedo, Journal of Economic Methodology 21(2): 198-202 (2014)

  8. Error in Economics: The Methodology of Evidence-Based Economics, London: Routledge (2008)

  9. Review by Kevin Hoover, “How can economics be an inductive science”, Economics and Philosophy 25(2), 2009, 202-6

  10. Review by Aris Spanos, “Error in economics and the error statistical approach”, Economics and Philosophy 25(2), 2009, 206-10

  11. Review by David Teira, “Measurement and value judgements in economics”, Economics and Philosophy 25(2), 2009, 199-202

  12. Review by John Gerring, Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics 3(1): 89-92

  13. Review by Harold Kincaid, “Making philosophy of economics relevant”, Journal of Economic Methodology 18(1), 2011, 79-81

  14. Review by Francesco Guala, “Theory-centrism in experimental economics”, Journal of Economic Methodology 18(1), 2011, 83-6

  15. Review by John DiNardo, “Comments on 'Error in Economics: Toward a More Evidence-Based Methodology' by Julian Reiss”, Journal of Economic Methodology 18(1), 2011, 87-92


(b) Edited Books

  1. The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Economics, New York (NY): Routledge (under contract), with Conrad Heilmann

  2. Philosophy of Science in Practice, Dordrecht: Springer (2017), with Hsiang-Ke Chao


(b) Special Journal Issues

  1. Special issue on INEM 2017. Journal of Economic Methodology 26(1), 2019

  2. Causality in the Biomedical and Social Sciences, special issue of Studies in the History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 43(4), 2012, with Phyllis McKay Illari and Federica Russo

  3. The Health Complex: Progress and Pathologies in Global Health Funding and Governance, special issue of BioSocieties 6(1), 2011, with Linsey McGoey and Ayo Wahlberg

  4. New Work in the Philosophy of Medicine, special issue of Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 32(1), 2011, with Miriam Solomon and David Teira

  5. What’s New in The Philosophy of Social Science?, special issue of Philosophy of the Social Sciences 38(8), 2008, with David Teira and Jesús Zamora Bonilla


Articles in peer-reviewed journals


Forthcoming

  1. “Causal Explanation Is All There Is to Causation”, Teorema

  2. “Against Epistocracy”, Social Epistemology

  3. “Extrapolation of Experimental Results through Analogical Reasoning from Latent Classes”, Philosophy of Science (with Gerdien van Eersel and Gabriela Koppenol-Gonzalez Marin)


2018

  1. Against External Validity”, Synthese


2017

  1. Fact-Value Entanglement in Positive Economics”, Journal of Economic Methodology 24: 134-49


2016

  1. Suppes’ Probabilistic Theory of Causality and Causal Inference in Econometrics”, Journal of Economic Methodology 23(3): 289-304

  2. Thought Experiments in Economics and the Role of Coherent Explanations”, Studia Metodologiczne 36: 113-30


2015

  1. A Pragmatist Theory of Evidence”, Philosophy of Science 82(3): 341-62

  2. Two Approaches to Reasoning From Evidence or What Econometrics Can Learn From Biomedical Research”, Journal of Economic Methodology (online first)


2014

  1. What’s Wrong With Our Theories of Evidence?”, Theoria 29(2): 283-306


2013

  1. The Explanation Paradox Redux”, Journal of Economic Methodology 20(3): 280-92

  2. Contextualising Causation: Part I”, Philosophy Compass 8(11): 1066-75

  3. Contextualising Causation: Part II”, Philosophy Compass 8(11): 1076-90


2012

  1. Idealisation and the Aims of Economics: Three Cheers for Instrumentalism”, Economics and Philosophy 28(3): 363-83

  2. Causation in the Sciences: An Inferentialist Account”, Studies in the History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 43(4): 769-77

  3. The Explanation Paradox”, Journal of Economic Methodology 19(1): 43-62

  4. “Contrefactuels, expériences de pensée, et conception singulariste de la relation causale en histoire”, Labyrinthe 39(2): 113-127

  5. Introduction: Causality in the Biomedical and Social Sciences”, Studies in the History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 43(4): 758-60, with Phyllis McKay Illari and Federica Russo



2011

  1. Theory, generalisations from cases and methodological maxims in evidence-based economics: Responses to the reviews by DiNardo, Guala and Kincaid”, Journal of Economic Methodology 18(1): 93-6

  2. A Plea for (Good) Simulations: Nudging Economics Toward an Experimental Science”, Simulation & Gaming 42(2): 243-64

  3. The global health complex”, BioSocieties 6(1): 1-9 (with Linsey McGoey and Ayo Wahlberg)

  4. Mechanisms, continental approaches, trials, and evolutionary medicine: New work in the philosophy of medicine”, Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 32(1): 1-4 (with David Teira and Miriam Solomon)


2010

  1. In Favour of a Millian Proposal to Reform Biomedical Research”, Synthese 177(3): 427-47


2009

  1. Biomedical Research, Neglected Diseases, and Well-Ordered Science”, Theoria 24(3): 263-82 (with Philip Kitcher)

  2. Counterfactuals, Thought Experiments and Singular Causal Inference in History”, Philosophy of Science 76(5): 712-23

  3. The Philosophy of Simulation: How New Topics or Same Old Stew?”, Synthese 169(3): 593-613 (with Roman Frigg)

  4. Causation in the Social Sciences: Evidence, Inference, Purpose”, Philosophy of the Social Sciences 39(1): 20-40

  5. Rejoinder” (to a review symposium of Error in Economics by Kevin Hoover, Aris Spanos and David Teira), Economics and Philosophy 25(2): 210-5


2008

  1. What’s New in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences?: Guest Editors’ Introduction”, Philosophy of the Social Sciences 38(3): 311-3


2000-7

  1. Do We Need Mechanisms in the Social Sciences?”, Philosophy of the Social Sciences 37(2), 163-184 (2007)

  2. (with Bruce Caldwell) “Hayek, Logic and the Naturalistic Fallacy”, Journal of the History of Economic Thought 28: 359-70 (2006)

  3. Causal Instrumental Variables and Interventions”, Philosophy of Science 72 (PSA 2004): 964-76 (2005)

  4. “Evidence-Based Economics: Issues and Some Preliminary Answers”, Analyse & Kritik 26, 346-63 (2004)

  5. “Natural Economic Quantities and Their Measurement”, Journal of Economic Methodology 8(2): 287-311 (2001)

  6. Mathematics in Economics: Schmoller, Menger and Jevons”, Journal of Economic Studies 27(4-5): 477-491 (2000)


Contributions to edited collections and encyclopaedias

In Press/Forthcoming

  1. “Expert Political Judgement”, The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Political Science (ed. by Jeroen van Bouwel and Harold Kincaid), Oxford: Oxford University Press

  2. “Time Series, Non-stationarity, and Causal Inference”, Time and Causality across the Sciences (ed. by Samantha Kleinberg), Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

  3. “Public Goods”, Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (ed. by Ed Zalta), Stanford (CA): CSLI

  4. “Evidence in Economics”, Routledge Handbook of Evidence (ed. by Trent Dougherty, Maria Lasonen-Aarnio and Clayton Littlejohn), New York (NY): Routledge

  5. Capitalism and Democracy: Allies, Rivals, or Strangers?”, The Oxford Handbook of Ethics and Economics (ed. by Mark D. White), Oxford: Oxford University Press

  6. “Philosophy of Economics”, Oxford Bibliographies of Philosophy, Oxford University Press


2018

  1. Thought Experiments and Idealization”, Handbook of Thought Experimentation (ed. by James Brown, Yiftach Fehige and Michael Stuart), Oxford: Oxford University Press, 469-83


2017

  1. Meanwhile, Why Not Biomedical Capitalism?”, Current Controversies in Science and Values (ed. by Kevin Elliott and Daniel Steel), New York (NY): Routledge, 161-75

  2. Are There Social Scientific Laws?”, The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Social Science (ed. by Lee McIntyre and Alex Rosenberg), New York (NY): Routledge, 295-309

  3. On the Causal Wars”, Philosophy of Science in Practice (ed. by Hsiang-Ke Chao and Julian Reiss), Dordrecht: Springer, 45-66

  4. Philosophie der Ökonomie”, Die Philosophien der Einzelwissenschaften (ed. by Thomas Reydon and Simon Lohse), Hamburg: Felix Meiner Verlag, 583-614


2016

  1. Causality and Causal Inference in Medicine”, The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Medicine (ed. by Miriam Solomon, Jeremy R. Simon, and Harold Kincaid), New York (NY): Routledge, 58-70

  2. Philosophy of Medicine”, Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (ed. by Ed Zalta), Stanford (CA): CSLI (with Rachel Ankeny)


2014

  1. Scientific Objectivity”, Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (ed. by Ed Zalta), Stanford (CA): CSLI (with Jan Sprenger)

  2. Struggling for the Soul of Economics: Objectivity vs Expertise”, Experts and Consensus in Social Science (ed. by Marcel Boumans and Carlo Martini), New York (NY): Springer, 131-52



2013

  1. Causality, Impartiality and Evidence-Based Policy”, Towards the Methodological Turn in the Philosophy of Science: Mechanism and Causality in Biology and Economics (ed. by Hsiang-Ke Chao, Szu-Ting Chen and Roberta Millstein), New York (NY): Springer (with David Teira), 207-24

  2. Philosophy of Economics, History of”, Encyclopedia of Philosophy and the Social Sciences (ed. by Byron Kaldis), Thousand Oaks (CA): SAGE Publications, vol. 2, 718-21

  3. Models, Representation, and Economic Practice”, Models, Simulations and the Reduction of Complexity (ed. by Jörg-Henning Wolf and Ulrich Gähde), Hamburg: DeGruyter, 107-16



2012

  1. Genealogical Thought Experiments in Economics”, Thought Experiments in Science, Philosophy, and the Arts (ed. by James Robert Brown, Mélanie Frappier and Letitia Meynell), New York (NY): Routledge, 177-90

  2. Counterfactuals”, Oxford Handbook of the Philosophy of Social Science (ed. by Harold Kincaid), Oxford: OUP, 154-83


2011

  1. Third Time’s a Charm: Causation, Science and Wittgensteinian Pluralism”, Causality in the Sciences, (ed. by Phyllis McKay Illari, Federica Russo and Jon Williamson), Oxford: OUP, 907-27

  2. Empirical Evidence: Its Nature and Sources”, Handbook of Philosophy of Social Science (ed. by Ian Jarvie and Jesús Zamora Bonilla), SAGE, 551-76


2010

  1. Simulation”, in Enzyklopädie Philosophie (2nd edition, ed. by Hans Jörg Sandkühler), Hamburg: Felix Meiner


2008

  1. Explanation”, New Palgrave’s Dictionary of Economics (ed. by Larry Blume and Steve Durlauf), Palgrave Macmillan

  2. Social Capacities”, Nancy Cartwright’s Philosophy of Science (ed. by Stephan Hartmann and Luc Bovens), London: Routledge, 265-88


2004-7

  1. “Time Series, Nonsense Correlations and the Principle of the Common Cause”, Causality and Probability in the Sciences (ed. by Federica Russo and Jon Williamson), London: College Publications, 179-96 (2007)

  2. Reprint of "Natural Economic Quantities and Their Measurement", Recent Developments in Economic Methodology (ed. by John Davis), Cheltenham: Edward Elgar (2006)

  3. “The Contingency of Theories of Causality: Comments on Paul Humphreys” (in Spanish), Enrahonar: Quaderns de Filosofìa 37 (special issue Causalidad y Explicación: En Homenaje a Wesley Salmon, ed. by Carl Hoefer and José Diez), Barcelona: The Autonomous University Press, 35-44 (2005)

  4. “Causality and Economic Methodology”, Research in the History of Economic Thought and Methodology 23-A: 173-82 (2005)

  5. (with Nancy Cartwright) “Uncertainty in Econometrics: Evaluating Policy Counterfactuals”, Economic Policy Making under Uncertainty: The Role of Truth and Accountability in Policy Advice (ed. by Peter Mooslechner, Helene Schubert and Martin Schütz), Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 204-32 (2004)


Other (book reviews, reports etc.)

  1. The methodology of positive economics: Reflections on the Milton Friedman legacy, ed. Uskali Mäki. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2009”, Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics 3(2), 103-110 (book review)

  2. Across the Boundaries: Extrapolation in Biology and Social Science, Daniel P. Steel. Oxford University Press, 2007”, Economics and Philosophy 26(03): 382-90 (book review)

  3. “Editorial” and “Interview with Kevin Korb”, The Reasoner 3(2): 1-3 (2009)

  4. “Bernt Stigum’s Econometrics and the Philosophy of Economics”, Journal of Economic Methodology 14(2), 254-62, 2007 (book review)

  5. “Lawrence Boland’s Foundations of Economic Method”, History of Political Economy 38(2), 404-6 (book review), 2006

  6. “Kevin Hoover’s The Methodology of Empirical Macroeconomics”, Economics and Philosophy, 2005

  7. “Critical Realism and the Mainstream”, Journal of Economic Methodology 11(3), 321-7 (contribution to a review symposium on Tony Lawson’s Reorienting Economics), 2004

  8. “Geoffrey Hodgson’s How Economics Forgot History”, EH.Net. (available from: http://www.eh.net/bookreviews/library/0567.shtml)

  9. (with Nancy Cartwright) “Uncertainty in Econometrics: Evaluating Policy Counterfactuals”, Causality: Metaphysics and Methods Technical Reports CTR 11/03, CPNSS, LSE

  10. “Practice Ahead of Theory: Instrumental Variables, Natural Experiments and Inductivism in Econometrics”, Causality: Metaphysics and Methods Technical Reports CTR 12/03, CPNSS, LSE

  11. “Causal Inference in the Abstract or Seven Myths About Thought Experiments”, Causality: Metaphysics and Methods Technical Reports CTR 03/02, CPNSS, LSE

  12. “Scientific Empiricism: A Baconian Perspective”, Causality: Metaphysics and Methods Technical Reports CTR 04/02, CPNSS, LSE


Honours

  1. Chair, International Network of Economic Method (INEM), 2015-16

  2. Grant ‘Research in Paris’, September 2011-February 2012

  3. International Research Prize 2009 of the Faculty of Philosophy, Erasmus University Rotterdam

  4. PhD Scholarship of the German Friedrich-Naumann-Foundation, 1997-2000


Education

  1. PhD, Philosophy, London School of Economics
    Supervisors: Nancy Cartwright and Mary Morgan
    Examiners: Roger Backhouse and Gabriel Segal

  2. Licentiate (MSc) in Economics and Finance, University of St Gallen, Switzerland

  3. Exchange Semester at Ecole des Hautes Etudes (HEC Paris), Jouy-en-Josas, France

 

Past Teaching/Research Positions

  1. 1/2009-9/2012: Associate Professor, Faculty of Philosophy, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands

  2. 9/2007-12/2008: Assistant Professor, Faculty of Philosophy, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands

  3. 1/2005-8/2007: Ramón y Cajal Research Fellow, Complutense University, Madrid

  4. 6-12/2004: Visiting Scholar, Department of Philosophy, Columbia University, on the research project “Toward a Well-Ordered Science in Biomedical Research”

  5. 2001-4: Senior Researcher, Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science, LSE, research officer on the AHRB-funded project “Causality: Metaphysics and Methods”

  6. 2002: Teaching fellow, LSE, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method

  7. 2000-1: Temporary lecturer, LSE, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, teaching  (undergraduate lectures); administrative duties (assistance in the subject review process, library representative, undergraduate admissions, examination and extended essay grading)

  8. 1998-2001: Part-time teacher, LSE, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method

 

Other Academic Positions

  1. 2001-2002: Research Co-ordinator for CPNSS research project Measurement in Physics and Economics, London School of Economics

  2. 1998-2001: Research Assistant to Prof. Cartwright, LSE

  3. 1995-1996: Research Assistant to Prof. Dr. Jörg Baumberger, Department of Economics, University of St. Gallen (main areas of work: research in real estate economics, finance and public finance, preparation of lectures, examinations grading)


Other academic activities

(a) Conference organisation/OC membership

  1. International Network for Economic Method (INEM) conference, Erasmus University Rotterdam, June 2013

  2. First European Network of the Philosophy of the Social Sciences (ENPOSS) conference, Copenhagen, September 2012

  3. Fourth Congress of the Société de Philosophie des Sciences (SPS), Montréal, June 2012

  4. Philosophy of Science Association 2010, Montréal, November 2010

  5. CiBaSS (Causality in Biomedical and Social Sciences), Erasmus University, October 2010

  6. Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable, Erasmus University, October 2009

  7. Society for the Philosophy of Science in Practice biennial conference, Minneapolis, June 2009

  8. The Science and Politics of Neglected-Disease Research: Philosophical, Bioethical and Sociological Perspectives on International Health Inequalities, Geneva, December 2008

  9. Neuroeconomics: Hype or Hope?, Erasmus University, November 2008

  10. International Network for Economic Methodology conference, Madrid, September 2008

  11. European Philosophy of Science Association conference, Complutense University Madrid, November (committee member until August, 2007)

  12. Evidence in Biomedical Research workshop, Autonomous University Madrid, October 2007

  13. Complutense-UNED Workshop in the Philosophy of Medicine, Complutense University, April

  14. Causality: Metaphysics and Methods Annual Conference, June 2004

  15. Workshop and Panel Discussion with Amartya Sen, Lord Richard Layard and Sir Michael Marmot on “Health and Happiness”, May 2003

  16. Causality: Metaphysics and Methods Annual Conference, July 2003

  17. Causality: Metaphysics and Methods Annual Conference, June 2002


(b) Board Memberships and Associations

  1. Research associate, Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science, London School of Economics (CPNSS)

  2. Board, Erasmus Institute for Philosophy and Economics (EIPE)

  3. Editorial board, Philosophy of Science

  4. Editorial board, Journal of Economic Methodology

  5. Editorial board, Lato Sensu: Revue de la Société de Philosophie des Sciences

  6. Editorial board, Economics and Philosophy

  7. Advisory board, The SAGE Handbook of the Philosophy of Social Science

  8. Academic advisor, Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics

  9. Steering committee, Causality in the Sciences (conference series)

  10. Committee member, The International Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable

  11. Executive committee, International Network for Economic Method

  12. Board, Global Policy Institute

  13. Advisory Board, Graduate School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Erasmus University Rotterdam

  14. International Advisory Board, On Ethics and Economics (book series), Rowman & Littlefield International


(c) Refereeing

  1. BioSocieties, British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, Cambridge Journal of Economics, Cognitio, Economics and Philosophy, Erkenntnis, European Journal for Philosophy of Science, European Journal of Law and Economics, Feminist Economics, Global Policy Journal, International Journal for the Philosophy of Science, Journal for General Philosophy of Science, Journal of Applied Logic, Journal of Economic Methodology, Nous, Philosophy, Ethics and Humanities in Medicine, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of the Social Sciences, Studia Philosophica Estonica, Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Synthèse, Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics, Theoria

  2. Cambridge University Press, Harvard University Press, Oxford University Press, MIT Press, University of Michigan Press, Reilly, Routledge, Palgrave Macmillan, Springer