Philosophy and Medicine

Philosophy of Medicine and Bioethics

A Twenty-Year Retrospective and Critical Appraisal

Editors: Carson, Ronald A., Burns, C.R. (Eds.)

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Papers presented at a symposium on philosophy and medicine at the Institute for the Medical Humanities at the University of Texas Medical Branch in 1974 were published in the inaugural volume of this series. To help celebrate more than 20 years of extraordinary success with the series, another symposium was convened in Galveston in 1995. The convenors asked the participants these questions: In what ways and to what ends have academic humanists and medical scientists and practitioners become serious conversation partners in recent years? How have their dialogues been shaped by prevailing social views, political philosophies, academic habits, professional mores, and public pressures? What have been the key concepts and questions of these dialogues? Have the dialogues made any appreciable intellectual or social difference? Have they improved the care of the sick? Authors respond from a variety of theoretical perspectives in the humanities. They also articulate conceptions of philosophy of medicine and bioethics from various practice experiences, and bring critical attention to aspects of the contemporary health policy.

Table of contents (23 chapters)

Table of contents (23 chapters)
  • Bioethics as an Interdisciplinary Enterprise: Where Does Ethics Fit in the Mosaic of Disciplines?

    Pages 1-23

    Pellegrino, Edmund D.

  • Humanities in the Service of Medicine: Three Models

    Pages 25-39

    Clouser, K. Danner

  • The Primacy of Practice: Medicine and Postmodernism

    Pages 41-53

    Toulmin, Stephen

  • What can the Epistemologists Learn from the Endocrinologists? Or is the Philosophy of Medicine Based on a Mistake?

    Pages 55-68

    Wartofsky, Marx W.

  • Praxis as a Keystone for the Philosophy and Professional Ethics of Medicine: The Need for an Arch-Support: Commentary on Toulmin and Wartofsky

    Pages 69-84

    Pellegrino, Edmund D.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Philosophy of Medicine and Bioethics
Book Subtitle
A Twenty-Year Retrospective and Critical Appraisal
Editors
  • Ronald A. Carson
  • C.R. Burns
Series Title
Philosophy and Medicine
Series Volume
50
Copyright
1997
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-0-306-48133-8
DOI
10.1007/0-306-48133-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-3545-0
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-4569-0
Series ISSN
0376-7418
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 341
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