Raffaella Campaner graduated in Philosophy at the University of
Trieste in 1996 with a dissertation in Philosophy of Science. She
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. In 2000-2001 she was Assistant Editor of the British
Journal for the Philosophy of Science. She had a post-doctoral
fellowship (2000-2002) and a research grant (2002-2006) at the
Dept. of Philosophy of the University of Bologna, where she has been Lecturer (2006-2014) and is currently Associate Professor of Philosophy of Science.
Her research has been devoted mainly to models of scientific
explanation and conceptions of causality, with a special focus, on
one hand, on social sciences (history, economy, anthropology,
archaeology) and, on the other hand, on the biomedical sciences.
She published various papers in journals and volumes, and the
following books: La spiegazione nelle scienze umane (2004);
Spiegazioni e cause in medicina: un'indagine epistemologica
(2005); La causalità tra filosofia e scienza (2007);
Philosophy of Medicine. Causality, Evidence and Explanation
(2012); La spiegazione scientifica (together with Maria Carla Galavotti) (2012).
She took active part in a number of international conferences
(Universities of Ghent, Vienna, King's College - London, Beijing,
Granada, Geneva, Konstanz, Rotterdam, Bristol, Nancy, Athens, Madrid, La Coruna, Paris, Helsinki, Duesseldorf, Pittsburgh, Oslo)
She has been involved in the ESF Research Networking Programme
“Philosophy of Science in a European Perspective” (2008-2013), as a
member of the team “Philosophy in the Natural and Life
She is part of the Scientific Commettee of “Medicina &
Storia”; “Philosophical Inquiries” an “Rivista Italiana di Filosofia Analitica Junior” and member of the Steering Committee of SILFS (Italian Society of Logic and Philosophy of Science)
Since June 2014 she is a SILFS Steering Committee member.
Since September 2015 she is an EPSA Steering Committee member (http://www.philsci.ey/steering-comittee)