Professor Raffaella Campaner

Subject: Philosophy of Science

Department/institution: University of Bologna, Italy

Contact details: raffaella.campaner@unibo.it

From May 2019 - September 2019


Research Interests

Raffaella Campaner is Associate Professor of Philosophy of Science at the Department of Philosophy and Communication Studies of the University of Bologna. She graduated in Philosophy at the University of Trieste in 1996 with a dissertation in Philosophy of Science; took a Master in Philosophy (M. Litt) at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland in 1998, with a dissertation in Philosophy of Physics, and a PhD in Philosophy at the University of Trieste in 2000. Her research has been devoted mainly to conceptions of scientific explanation, modelling, and philosophical theories of causation. She has specialised in philosophy of medicine and most recently has been focusing on forms of pluralism and modelling issues in the philosophy of psychiatry and the philosophy of cancer. She has published various papers in journals and volumes and a few books.

Since September 2015 she has been a Steering Committee member of the European Philosophy of Science Association (EPSA). She is the Director of the Inter-University Research Centre PhilHeaD - Philosophy of Health and Disease


Select publications and awards

  • G. Boniolo, R. Campaner (2018), Molecular Pathways and the Contextual Explanation of Molecular Functions, Biology and Philosophy, 2018, vol. 33 (24)
  • R. Campaner (2018), The Interventionist Theory and Mental Disorders, in W.J. Gonzalez (ed.), Philosophy of Psychology: Causality and Psychological Subject, Boston/Berlin, Walter de Gruyter, pp. 243-268;
  • R. Campaner (2019), Plurality and Pluralisms in the Social Sciences, in M. Nagatsu and A. Ruzzene (eds.), Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Social Science: A Dialogue, London: Bloomsbury, 2019