Special Virtual Issue

The Human Condition: Medicine, Art and the Humanities

Introduction

The theme of the European Society for Philosophy of Medicine and Health Care’s 2018 conference in Lisbon, Portugal, is “The Human Condition in between Medicine, Arts, and the Humanities.” The editors-in-chief of Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy, the Society’s official journal, have asked me to put together this special “virtual edition” of past articles from the journal on the topic of the conference.

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William E. Stempsey

Contents

Introduction

Evans, H.M. 2007. Medical humanities: stranger at the gate, or long-lost friend? Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy.

Stempsey, W.E. 2007. Medical humanities and philosophy: Is the universe expanding or contracting? Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy.

Ahlzén, R. 2002. The doctor and the literary text — potentials and pitfall. Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy.

Ahlzén, R. 2007. Medical humanities—arts and humanistic science. Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy.

Düwell, M. 1999. Aesthetic experience, medical practice, and moral judgement. Critical remarks on possibilities to understand a complex relationship. Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy.

Hilhorst, M.T. 2002. Physical beauty: only skin deep? Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy.

Bondevik, H.,K. Stene-Johansen & R. Ahlzén. 2016. Fragments of illness: The Death of a Beekeeper as a literary case study of cancer. Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy.

Murphy, J.W. & B.A. Franz. 2016. Narrative medicine in a hectic schedule. Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy.

Edgar, A. 2007. The art of useless suffering. Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy.

Roduit, J.A.R., T. Eichinger & W. Glannon. 2018. Science fiction and human enhancement: radical life-extension in the movie ‘In Time’ (2011). Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy.

Hendriks, R. 2017. Clown’s view as respiciō: Looking respectfully to and after people with dementia. Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy.