Philosophy and Medicine

The Polish School of Philosophy of Medicine

From Tytus Chalubinski (1820–1889) to Ludwik Fleck (1896–1961)

Editors: Löwy, Ilana (Ed.)

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My 'discovery' of the Polish School of philosophy of medicine stemmed from my studies in the genesis of Ludwik Fleck's epistemology. These studies, and my interest in the scientific roots of Fleck's epistemology were a nearly 'natural' result of my own biography: like Fleck I had been trained, an had worked as an immunologist, and had later switched to studies in the social history of medicine and biology. Moreover, it so happened that Fleck's book, Genesis and Development of a Scientific Fact -the description of a science as it is, not as it should be -was the first epistemological study in which I found echos of my experience in the laboratory. My interest in Fleck was also highlightened by the fact that in his works, and, as I discovered later, in the works of his predecessors of the Polish School of philosophy of medicine, was formulated the problem that had stimulated my interest in the history of medicine and biology, and is still central to my present investigations: the relationships between biological knowledge and clinical practice. The writing of the book was made possible through to the help of many colleagues and friends. The unfailing support for my research, whatever its subject might be, from my colleagues from Unit 158 of INSERM and in particular from its head Patrice Pinell, has made my study of the Polish School possible.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Polish School of Philosophy of Medicine
Book Subtitle
From Tytus Chalubinski (1820–1889) to Ludwik Fleck (1896–1961)
Editors
  • Ilana Löwy
Series Title
Philosophy and Medicine
Series Volume
37
Copyright
1990
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Kluwer Academic Publishers
eBook ISBN
978-94-009-2135-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-009-2135-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-0958-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-7461-2
Series ISSN
0376-7418
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 290
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