Benjamin T H Smart

Associate Professor, University of Johannesburg

Professor Smart (bsmart@uj.ac.za) is leader of the Future of Health and Medicine research theme at the Institute for the Future of Knowledge, and Associate Professor of Philosophy. He is Y1 rated by the NRF.

His research interests concern various issues in Philosophy of Medicine and Population Health, with a particular focus on the metaphysics of causation and causal inference in the medical sciences. Professor Smart is author of "Concepts and Causes in the Philosophy of Disease" (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016) as well as numerous articles in international philosophy and medical journals, and co-author (with Professor Olaf Dammann) of "Causation in Population Health Informatics and Data

Experience

  • –present
    Associate Professor, University of Johannesburg

Education

  • 2012 
    University of Nottingham, PhD, Metaphysics of Science