An Introductory Philosophy of Medicine: Humanizing Modern by James A. Marcum

By James A. Marcum

In this publication the writer explores the moving philosophical limitations of contemporary clinical wisdom and perform occasioned via the obstacle of quality-of-care, specially by way of many of the humanistic alterations to the biomedical version. as a consequence he examines the metaphysical, epistemological, and moral obstacles of those scientific types. He starts off with their metaphysics, reading the metaphysical positions and presuppositions and ontological commitments upon which scientific wisdom and perform is based. subsequent, he considers the epistemological concerns that face those clinical types, rather these pushed through methodological strategies undertaken via epistemic brokers to represent clinical wisdom and perform. eventually, he examines the axiological obstacles and the moral implications of every version, specifically by way of the physician-patient dating. In a concluding Epilogue, he discusses how the philosophical research of the humanization of contemporary medication is helping to deal with the crisis-of-care, in addition to the query of “What is medicine?”

The book’s special gains contain a entire assurance of some of the subject matters within the philosophy of drugs that experience emerged during the last a number of many years and a philosophical context for embedding bioethical discussions. The book’s objective audiences contain either undergraduate and graduate scholars, in addition to healthcare pros philosophers.

“This publication is the 99th factor of the sequence Philosophy and Medicine…and it may be thought of a crown of thirty years of extensive and dynamic dialogue within the box. we're thoroughly confident that once its booklet, it may be ultimately stated that unquestionably the philosophy of medication exists as a unique box of inquiry.”

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