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Jacob Stegenga teaches in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge. Prior to joining Cambridge he taught in the United States and Canada, and he received his PhD from University of California San Diego. His research area is philosophy of science, including methodological problems of medical research, conceptual questions in biology, and fundamental topics in reasoning and rationality. His research employs empirical findings, analysis, and formal methods to establish prescriptive conclusions about science. He is the author of Medical Nihilism and Care and Cure: An Introduction to Philosophy of Medicine.