Philosophy and Medicine

Handbook of Analytic Philosophy of Medicine

Authors: Sadegh-Zadeh, Kazem

  • The first and unique reference work on Analytic Philosophy of Medicine: 
  • Philosophy and methodology of medical language
  • Philosophy and methodology of clinical practice 
  • Medical epistemology 
  • Medical deontics 
  • Medical logic; extensive application of different systems of logic, including fuzzy logic, to medicine 
  • Medical metaphysics Introduction to numerous systems of logic for use in medicine, philosophy of medicine, and medical computer science 
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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; 4. suggesting comprehensive theories of organism, life, and psyche; of health, illness, and disease; of etiology, diagnosis, prognosis, prevention, and therapy; and 5. investigating the moral and metaphysical issues central to medical practice and research.

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Kazem Sadegh-Zadeh (born 23 April 1942) is an analytic philosopher of medicine. He studied medicine and philosophy at the German universities of Münster, Berlin, and Göttingen with Internship and residency 1967-1971, assistant professor 1972-1982, full professor of philosophy of medicine at the University of Münster 1982-2004. Sadegh-Zadeh was born in Tabriz, Iran. He has made significant contributions to the analytic philosophy of medicine. His international recognition came especially through his work on clinical logic and methodology, including fuzzy logic and artificial intelligence in medicine. He is the founding editor of the international journals Metamed, founded in 1977 (current title: Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics, published by Springer) and Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, founded in 1989. Among his extensive work are the following innovative theories: theory of medicine, theory of fuzzy biopolymers, the prototype resemblance theory of disease, and theory of the Machina Sapiens.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of Analytic Philosophy of Medicine
Authors
Series Title
Philosophy and Medicine
Series Volume
113
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-2260-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-2260-6
Series ISSN
0376-7418
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXII, 1125
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