An Introductory Philosophy of Medicine

Written By James A. Marcum
An Introductory Philosophy of Medicine
  • Publsiher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 07 May 2008
  • ISBN : 1402067976
  • Pages : 376 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled An Introductory Philosophy of Medicine written by James A. Marcum which was release on 07 May 2008, this book published by Springer Science & Business Media. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: In this book the author explores the shifting philosophical boundaries of modern medical knowledge and practice occasioned by the crisis of quality-of-care, especially in terms of the various humanistic adjustments to the biomedical model. To that end he examines the metaphysical, epistemological, and ethical boundaries of these medical models. He begins with their metaphysics, analyzing the metaphysical positions and presuppositions and ontological commitments upon which medical knowledge and practice is founded. Next, he considers the epistemological issues that face these medical models, particularly those driven by methodological procedures undertaken by epistemic agents to constitute medical knowledge and practice. Finally, he examines the axiological boundaries and the ethical implications of each model, especially in terms of the physician-patient relationship. In a concluding Epilogue, he discusses how the philosophical analysis of the humanization of modern medicine helps to address the crisis-of-care, as well as the question of “What is medicine?” The book’s unique features include a comprehensive coverage of the various topics in the philosophy of medicine that have emerged over the past several decades and a philosophical context for embedding bioethical discussions. The book’s target audiences include both undergraduate and graduate students, as well as healthcare professionals and professional philosophers. “This book is the 99th issue of the Series Philosophy and Medicine...and it can be considered a crown of thirty years of intensive and dynamic discussion in the field. We are completely convinced that after its publication, it can be finally said that undoubtedly the philosophy of medicine exists as a special field of inquiry.”

An Introductory Philosophy of Medicine

An Introductory Philosophy of Medicine
  • Author : James A. Marcum
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2008-05-07
  • Total pages : 376
  • ISBN : 1402067976
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Summary : In this book the author explores the shifting philosophical boundaries of modern medical knowledge and practice occasioned by the crisis of quality-of-care, especially in terms of the various humanistic adjustments to the biomedical model. To that end he examines the metaphysical, epistemological, and ethical boundaries of these medical models. He ...

Handbook of Analytic Philosophy of Medicine

Handbook of Analytic Philosophy of Medicine
  • Author : Kazem Sadegh-Zadeh
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2015-04-06
  • Total pages : 1224
  • ISBN : 1402067976
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Summary : Medical practice is practiced morality, and clinical research belongs to normative ethics. The present book elucidates and advances this thesis by: 1. analyzing the structure of medical language, knowledge, and theories; 2. inquiring into the foundations of the clinical encounter; 3. introducing the logic and methodology of clinical decision-making, including artificial intelligence in ...

The Polish School of Philosophy of Medicine

The Polish School of Philosophy of Medicine
  • Author : Ilana Löwy
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Total pages : 290
  • ISBN : 1402067976
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Summary : My 'discovery' of the Polish School of philosophy of medicine stemmed from my studies in the genesis of Ludwik Fleck's epistemology. These studies, and my interest in the scientific roots of Fleck's epistemology were a nearly 'natural' result of my own biography: like Fleck I had been trained, an had ...

Philosophy of Medicine and Bioethics

Philosophy of Medicine and Bioethics
  • Author : Ronald A. Carson,C.R. Burns
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2006-04-11
  • Total pages : 341
  • ISBN : 1402067976
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Summary : Papers presented at a symposium on philosophy and medicine at the Institute for the Medical Humanities at the University of Texas Medical Branch in 1974 were published in the inaugural volume of this series. To help celebrate more than 20 years of extraordinary success with the series, another symposium was convened in ...

Philosophy of Medicine

Philosophy of Medicine
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2011-07-02
  • Total pages : 600
  • ISBN : 1402067976
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Summary : This volume covers a wide range of conceptual, epistemological and methodological issues in the philosophy of science raised by reflection upon medical science and practice. Several chapters examine such general meta-scientific concepts as discovery, reduction, theories and models, causal inference and scientific realism as they apply to medicine or medical ...

The Philosophy of Medicine

The Philosophy of Medicine
  • Author : H. Tristram Engelhardt Jr.
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2000-07-31
  • Total pages : 256
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Summary : The term `bioethics' was coined in 1971, just as interest in the medical humanities claimed a prominent place in medical education. Out of this interest, a substantial area of research and scholarship took shape: the philosophy of medicine. This field has been directed to the epistemological, ontological, and value-theoretical issues occasioned ...

The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Medicine

The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Medicine
  • Author : Miriam Solomon,Jeremy R. Simon,Harold Kincaid
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2016-10-04
  • Total pages : 564
  • ISBN : 1402067976
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Summary : The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Medicine is a comprehensive guide to topics in the fields of epistemology and metaphysics of medicine. It examines traditional topics such as the concept of disease, causality in medicine, the epistemology of the randomized controlled trial, the biopsychosocial model, explanation, clinical judgment and phenomenology ...

The Bloomsbury Companion to Contemporary Philosophy of Medicine

The Bloomsbury Companion to Contemporary Philosophy of Medicine
  • Author : James A. Marcum
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-12-15
  • Total pages : 432
  • ISBN : 1402067976
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Summary : A definitive and authoritative guide to a vibrant and growing discipline in current philosophy, The Bloomsbury Companion to Contemporary Philosophy of Medicine presents an overview of the issues facing contemporary philosophy of medicine, the research methods required to understand them and a trajectory for the discipline's future. Written by world ...

The Influence of Edmund D Pellegrino s Philosophy of Medicine

The Influence of Edmund D  Pellegrino   s Philosophy of Medicine
  • Author : David C. Thomasma
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-03-14
  • Total pages : 215
  • ISBN : 1402067976
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Summary : This volume is dedicated to the philosophy of medicine advanced by Edmund D. Pellegrino, a renowned physician educator and philosopher. Pellegrino's thinking about the philosophy of medicine centers on the importance of illness in the life of the patient, and the professional relationship established by promising to alleviate suffering. From ...

History and Philosophy of Medicine

History and Philosophy of Medicine
  • Author : Dr. K.M Mishra
  • Publisher : Blue Rose Publishers
  • Release Date : 2021-11-02
  • Total pages : 359
  • ISBN : 1402067976
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Summary : The book ‘History and Philosophy of Medicine is based on the author’s lifetime of experience in Medicine and review of literature in the field. He has seen the extremes of healing, from the non-existent and most primitive medical practices in remote villages in India, to the great modern institutions ...

Human and Animal Cognition in Early Modern Philosophy and Medicine

Human and Animal Cognition in Early Modern Philosophy and Medicine
  • Author : Stefanie Buchenau,Roberto Lo Presti
  • Publisher : University of Pittsburgh Press
  • Release Date : 2017-07-15
  • Total pages : 408
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Summary : From the sixteenth to the eighteenth century, new anatomical investigations of the brain and the nervous system, together with a renewed interest in comparative anatomy, allowed doctors and philosophers to ground their theories on sense perception, the emergence of human intelligence, and the soul/body relationship in modern science. They ...

Rethinking the Mind Body Relationship in Early Modern Literature Philosophy and Medicine

Rethinking the Mind Body Relationship in Early Modern Literature  Philosophy  and Medicine
  • Author : Charis Charalampous
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-08-20
  • Total pages : 180
  • ISBN : 1402067976
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Summary : This book explores a neglected feature of intellectual history and literature in the early modern period: the ways in which the body was theorized and represented as an intelligent cognitive agent, with desires, appetites, and understandings independent of the mind. It considers the works of early modern physicians, thinkers, and ...

Meaning and Medicine

Meaning and Medicine
  • Author : Hilde Lindemann Nelson
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-05-13
  • Total pages : 416
  • ISBN : 1402067976
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Summary : A chief aim of this resource is to rekindle interest in seeing health care not solely as a set of practices so problematic as to require ethical analysis by philosophers and other scholars, but as a field whose scrutiny is richly rewarding for the traditional concerns of philosophy....

A Philosophical Basis of Medical Practice

A Philosophical Basis of Medical Practice
  • Author : Edmund D. Pellegrino,David C. Thomasma
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 1981
  • Total pages : 376
  • ISBN : 1402067976
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Summary : Download or read online A Philosophical Basis of Medical Practice written by Edmund D. Pellegrino,David C. Thomasma, published by Oxford University Press, USA which was released on 1981. Get A Philosophical Basis of Medical Practice Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

Medicine and Philosophy in Classical Antiquity

Medicine and Philosophy in Classical Antiquity
  • Author : Philip J. van der Eijk
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2005-05-12
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 1402067976
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Summary : This work brings together Philip van der Eijk's previously published essays on the close connections that existed between medicine and philosophy throughout antiquity. Medical authors such as the Hippocratic writers, Diocles, Galen, Soranus and Caelius Aurelianus elaborated on philosophical methods such as causal explanation, definition and division and applied key ...