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Establishing Medical Reality: Essays in the Metaphysics and Epistemology of Biomedical Science Harold Kincaid

Establishing Medical Reality: Essays in the Metaphysics and Epistemology of Biomedical Science

Harold Kincaid

Published March 8th 2007
ISBN : 9781402052156
Hardcover
240 pages
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 About the Book 

Medicine raises numerous philosophical issues. Most discussed have been debates in bioethics. Yet contemporary medicine is also a rich source of controversies and examples that raise important issues in philosophy of science, philosophy of biology, and metaphysics. This volume approaches the philosophy of medicine from the broad naturalist perspective that holds that philosophy must be continuous with, constrained by, and relevant to empirical results of the natural and social sciences and that believes that the history, sociology, politics, and ethics of science provide relevant information for philosophical analysis. One traditional topic covered by several of the contributions is the nature of disease, but the approach is largely from the philosophy of science rather than traditional linguistic analysis.