Publications – articles

Articles

Forthcoming / In Press

Kelly M. and Russo F. Causal narratives in public health: the difference between mechanisms of aetiology and mechanisms of prevention in non-communicable diseases. Sociology of Health & Illness. Forthcoming.

Johnson R.B., Russo F., Schoonenboom J., Causality in mixed methods research: the meeting of philosophy, science, and practice. Journal of Mixed Methods Research. Forthcoming.

Vineis P. and Russo F. Epigenetics and the Exposome. In Oxford Research Encyclopaedia of Environmental Science. Oxford University Press. Forthcoming.

Russo F. and Clarke B. Mechanisms in medicine. In Glennan S. and Illari P. (eds) Routledge Handbook of Mechanisms. Routledge.

2017

Vineis P., Illari P., Russo F. (2017). Causality in cancer research: a journey through models in molecular epidemiology and their philosophical interpretation. Emerging Themes in Epidemiology, 14:7. DOI 10.1186/s12982-017-0061-7

Parkkinen V-P., Russo F., Wallmann C. (2017), Scientific disagreement and evidential pluralism. Lessons from the studies on hypercholesterolemia. Humana.Mente – Journal of Philosophical Studies, 32.

Russo F. and Vineis P. Opportunities and challenges of molecular epidemiology. In G. Boniolo and M. J. Nathan (eds) Philosophy of Molecular Medicine: Foundational Issues in Reserch and Practice. Routledge.

Clarke B. and Russo F. Causation in medicine. In Companion to Contemporary Philosophy of Medicine. Edited by J. Marcum. Bloomsbury.

2016

– Russo F. Model-based reasoning in the social sciences. In Springer Handbook on Model-based reasoning. Edited by M. Dorato and M. Morganti, pp.963-980.

– Illari P. and Russo F. Causality and information. In The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Information. Edited by L. Floridi, pp235-248.

– Mouchart M., Wunsch G., Russo F. Controlling variables in social systems: A structural modelling approach. Bulletin of Sociological Methodology, 132, 5-25..

– Russo F. On the poietic character of technology. Humana.Mente Journal of Philosophical Studies, 30, 147-174..

– Plantin JC and Russo F. (2016) D’abord les données, ensuite la méthode? Big data et déterminisme en sciences sociales. Socio 06, 97-115.

– Russo F. and Osimani B. Bayesianisme objectif et principe de précaution. In Drouet I. (eds), Les approches et méthodes bayésiennes. Matériologiques.

2015

– Russo F. Statistical generalizations in epidemiology: philosophical analysis. In Handbook of the Philosophy of Medicine. Edited by T. Schramme and S. Edwards. doi:10.1007/978-94-017-8706-2_39-2

– Russo F. Causation and correlation in medical sciences: theoretical problems. In Handbook of the Philosophy of Medicine. Edited by T. Schramme and S. Edwards. doi:10.1007/978-94-017-8706-2_46-1

– Russo F. (2015) Modelli nelle scienze sociali. APhEx 12.

2014

– Wunsch G., Mouchart M., Russo F. Functions and mechanisms in structural explanations. Journal for General Philosophy of Science.

– Russo F. What invariance is and how to test for itInternational Studies in Philosophy of Science, 28(2), 157-183.

– Moneta A. and Russo F. Causal models and evidential pluralism in econometrics. Journal of economic methodology, 21(1), 54-76. DOI: 10.1080/1350178X.2014.886473

– Illari P. and Russo F. Information channels and biomarkers of disease. Topoi. DOI: 10.1007/s11245-013-9228-1

– Clarke B., Gillies D., Illari P., Russo F., Williamson J. Mechanisms and the evidence hierarchy. Topoi, 33, 339-360. DOI: 10.1007/s11245-013-9220-9

2013

– Ettema R., Russo F., Huysmans P. (2013). Explaning with mechanisms and its impact on organisational diagnosis. In Proper H.A., Aveiro D., Gaaloul K. (eds), Advances in Enterprise Engineering VI, 58-72, Springer.

2012

– Clarke B., Gillies D., Illari P., Russo F., Williamson J. The evidence that evidence-based medicine omits. Preventive Medicine.
DOI: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2012.10.020.

– Russo F. and Williamson J. (2012) EnviroGenomarkers. The interplay between difference-making and mechanisms. Medicine Studies. DOI: 10.1007/s12376-012-0079-7

– Russo F. The homo poeiticus and the bridge between physis and techne. In H. Demir (eds), Luciano Floridi’s Philosophy of Technology. Critical Reflections. Springer.

– Russo F. (2012). On empirical generalisations. In D. Dieks, W.J. Gonzalez, S. Hartmann, M. Stoeltzner, M. Weber (eds), Probabilities, Laws, and Structures, 133-150, Springer.

–  Russo F. Public Health Policy, Evidence, and Causation: Lessons from the Studies on Obesity, Medicine, Health Care, and Philosophy. 15, 141-151.

2011

– Russo F. and Williamson J. (2011). Epistemic causality and evidence-based medicine. History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences, 33, 563-582.

– Osimani B., Russo F., Williamson J. A Bayesian formalization of the precautionary principle in pharmaceutical policy. The Journal of Philosophy, Science, and Law.

– Russo F., Causal webs in epidemiology, Paradigmi, Special Issue on the Philosophy of Medicine.

– Russo F. Correlational data, causal hypotheses, and validity. The Journal for General Philosophy of Science.

– Russo F., Explaining causal modelling. Or, what a causal model ought to explain, In M. D’Agostino, G. Giorello, F. Laudisa, T. Pievani and C. Sinigaglia (eds), New Essays in Logic and Philosophy of Science, SILF Series, Volume I, College Publications, London. ISBN: 978-1-84890-003-5

-Russo F. and Williamson J. Generic vs. single-case causality. The case of autopsy, European Journal for Philosophy of Science. 1(1), 47-69.

– Mouchart M. and Russo F., Causal explanation: recursive decompositions and mechanisms, in McKay Illari P., Russo F. and Williamson J. (eds), Causality in the sciences, Oxford University Press.

– Russo F., Mouchart M., Wunsch G. (2011). Inferring causality through counterfactuals in observational studies. Some epistemological issues. Bullettin de Methodologie Sociologique – Bullettin of Sociological Methodology.

– Casini L., Illari P., Russo F., J. Williamson (2011) Models for prediction, explanation, and control: recursive Bayesian Networks. Theoria, 26(70), 5-33.

2010

– Russo F., “Comparative process tracing: yet another virtue of mechanisms?”, in Journal of Economic Methodology.

– Russo F., “Are causal analysis and system analysis compatible approaches?”, in International Studies in Philosophy of Science.

– Russo F., “Review of: H-K Chao Representation and structure in economics”, in Economics and Philosophy.

– Casini L., McKay Illari P., Russo F., Williamson J., Recursive Bayesian Nets for Explanation, Prediction and Control in Cancer Science, in Fred A., Felipe J. and Gamboa H. (eds), Bioinformatics 2010, Proceedings of the First International Conference on Bioinformatics, Valencia, Spain, January 20-23 2010. ISBN: 978-989-674-019-1

– Mouchart M., Russo F., Wunsch G. (2010). Inferring causal relations by modelling structures. Statistica, LXX(4), 411-432.

– Wunsch G., Russo F., Mouchart M. (2010). Do we necessarily need longitudinal data to infer causal relations?, Bulletin of Sociological Methodology, 106 (1), 5-18.

2009

– Russo F., “Variational causal claims in epidemiology”, in Perspectives in Biology and Medicine, 52(4), 540-554.

– Russo F., “Causal arrows in econometric models”, in Humana.Mente, 10, pp. 25-40, Special issue on the Philosophy of Economics, edited by Mauro Rossi and Laura Beritelli.

– Cozman F., Haenni R., Romejin J-W, Russo F., Wheeler G., Williamson J., “Introduction. Combining probability and logic”, in Cozman F., Haenni R., Romeijn J-W, Russo F., Wheeler G., Williamson G. (eds), Special Issue: Probabilistic Logic and Probabilistic Networks. Journal of Applied Logic, 7(2), pp. 131-135.

– Mouchart M., Russo F., Wunsch G., “Structural modelling, exogeneity, and causality”,  in Engelhardt H., Kohler H-P, Prskwetz A. (eds), Causal Analysis in Population Studies: Concepts, Methods, Applications, Springer, Dordrecht, pp. 59- 82.

– Arnaldi S., Lorenzet A., Russo F., “Managing the uncertainty of nanotechnology across boundaries and scales”, in Arnaldi S., Lorenzet A., Russo F. (eds), Technoscience in Progress. Managing the Uncertainty of Nanotechnology, IOS Press.

2007

– Russo F. , “Frequency-driven probabilities in quantitative causal analysis”, Philosophical Writings, 32, pp. 32-49.

– Russo F. and Williamson J., “Interpreting causality in the health sciences”, International Studies in Philosophy of Science, 21(2), pp. 157-170.

– Mouchart M., Russo F., Wunsch G., “Causality, structural modelling, and exogeneity”, DP0709, Institut de statistique, Université catholique de Louvain. http://www.stat.ucl.ac.be/ISpub/dp/2007/DP0709.pdf

– Russo F. and Williamson J., “Interpreting probability in causal models for cancer”, in F. Russo and J. Williamson (eds), Causality and Probability in the Sciences, Texts in Philosophy Series, College Publications, London, pp 217-242.

2006

– Russo F., “The rationale of variation in methodological and evidential pluralism”, Philosophica, 77, Special Issue on Causal Pluralism, pp. 97-124.

– Russo F., “Salmon and van Fraassen on the existence of unobservable entities: a matter of interpretation of probability”, Foundations of Science, 11(3), pp. 221-247.

– Russo F. Mouchart M., Ghins M., Wunsch G., “Statistical modelling and causality in the social sciences”, Discussion Paper 0601, Institut de Statistique, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium. http://www.stat.ucl.ac.be/ISpub/dp/2006/dp0601.pdf

2005

– Russo F., “On the foundations of agency-manipulability theories of causation. A critique”, Preprints in Analytic Philosophy. http://www.hiw.kuleuven.be/pap/papers/PAP_002(2005).pdf

– Russo F. “Dal realismo scientifico all’interpretazione della probabilità. Salmon e van Fraasen a confronto”, Isonomia 2005.

2004

– Russo F., Review of: Bovens L. and Hartmann S., Bayesian Epistemology, Revue Philosophique de Louvain 102(3), pp. 543-546.

2003

– Rea C., Russo F., Salamanca L., “L’école de Louvain-la-Neuve est-elle constructiviste?”, in A. Mucchielli (ed), La place du constructivisme pour les études des communication, Actes du Colloque Béziers, avril 2003, Université Montpellier III, pp. 168-183.

– Russo F., Review of: Zahar E., Essaye d’épistémologie réaliste, Revue Philosophique de Louvain, 101(3), pp. 516-519.

– Russo F., Review of: Agazzi E. and Pauri M., The Reality of Unobservable, Revue Philosophique de Louvain, 101(1), pp. 176-179.

– Russo F., Review of: Vernes J-R, L’existence du monde extérieur et l’erreur du rationalisme, Revue Philosophique de Louvain, 101(1), pp. 173-176.

Encyclopaedia Entries and Technical Reports

– Russo F. (2013). Mathematical models, use in social science. In Kaldis B. (eds), Encyclopedia of Philosophy and the Social Sciences. SAGE Publications.

– Russo F. (2013). Models in social science. In Kaldis B. (eds), Encyclopedia of Philosophy and the Social Sciences. SAGE Publications.

– Russo F., Wunsch G., Mouchart M. (2010). Inferring causality through counterfactuals in observational studies. Some epistemological issues. DP1029, Institut de Statistique, UCL.

– Wunsch G., Russo F., Mouchart M. (2009). Do we necessarily need longitudinal data to infer causal relations? DP0119, Institut de Statistique, UCL.

– Russo F., Wunsch G., Mouchart M. (2008). Potential outcomes, counterfactuals, and structural modelling. Causal approaches in the social sciences. DP0826, Institut de Statistique, UCL.

– Mouchart M., Russo F. Wunsch G. (2007). Causality, structural modelling and exogeneity. DP0709,  Institut de Statistique, UCL.

– Russo F., Mouchart M., Ghins M., Wunsch G. (2006). Statistical modelling and causality in the social sciences. DP0601, Institut de Statistique, UCL.

Book reviews

– Russo F. (2015). Book Review. A pluralist account of causality. Peter V. Rabins: The why of things: Causality in medicine, science, and life. Columbia University Press. Metascience. DOI: 10.1007/s11016-014-9978-4

– Russo F. (2011). Book Review. Philosophy of medicine: between clinical trials and mechanisms. Jeremy Howick: The philosophy of evidence-based medicine. Metascience. 10.1007/s11016-011-9630-5

– Russo F. (2011). Review of: Depth. An account of scientific explanation, Michael Strevens. Theoria, 71.

– Russo F. (2010). Review of: Representation and Structure in Economics. The Methodology of Econometric Models of the Consumption Function, Hsiang-Ke Chao. Economics and Philosophy, 26, 20-24.

– Russo F. (2004). Review of: Bovens L. and Hartmann S., Bayesian Epistemology. Revue Philosophique de Louvain 102(3), 543-546.

– Russo F. (2003). Review of: Zahar E., Essaye d’épistémologie réaliste. Revue Philosophique de Louvain, 101(3), 516-519.

– Russo F. (2003). Review of: Agazzi E. and Pauri M., The Reality of Unobservable. Revue Philosophique de Louvain, 101(1), 176-179.

– Russo F. (2003). Review of: Vernes J-R, L’existence du monde extérieur et l’erreur du rationalisme. Revue Philosophique de Louvain, 101(1), 173-176.

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