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Philosophy and Medicine

Handbook of Analytic Philosophy of Medicine

Authors: Sadegh-Zadeh, Kazem

  • Philosophy and methodology of medical language
  • Medical logic; extensive application of different systems of logic, including fuzzy logic, to medicine
  • Philosophy and methodology of clinical practice
  • Medical epistemology
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About this book

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 medicine; 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. Many systems of (classical, modal, non-classical, probability, and fuzzy) logic are introduced and applied. Fuzzy medical deontics, fuzzy medical ontology, fuzzy medical concept formation, fuzzy medical decision-making and biomedicine and many other techniques of fuzzification in medicine are introduced for the first time.

About the authors

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.

Table of contents (34 chapters)

  • The Epistemic Impact of Medical Language

    Sadegh-Zadeh, Kazem

    Pages 3-20

  • The Syntax and Semantics of Medical Language

    Sadegh-Zadeh, Kazem

    Pages 21-42

  • The Pragmatics of Medical Language

    Sadegh-Zadeh, Kazem

    Pages 43-50

  • Medical Linguistics

    Sadegh-Zadeh, Kazem

    Pages 51-58

  • Varieties of Medical Concepts

    Sadegh-Zadeh, Kazem

    Pages 59-82

Buy this book

eBook $439.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-017-9579-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $559.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-017-9578-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of Analytic Philosophy of Medicine
Authors
Series Title
Philosophy and Medicine
Series Volume
119
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-9579-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-9579-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-9578-4
Series ISSN
0376-7418
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XXXVIII, 1224
Number of Illustrations and Tables
120 b/w illustrations
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