Philosophy and Medicine

The Philosophy of Medicine

Framing the Field

Editors: Engelhardt Jr., H. Tristram (Ed.)

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The term `bioethics' was coined in 1971, just as interest in the medical humanities claimed a prominent place in medical education. Out of this interest, a substantial area of research and scholarship took shape: the philosophy of medicine. This field has been directed to the epistemological, ontological, and value-theoretical issues occasioned by medicine and the biomedical sciences. Bioethics is nested in this field and can only be fully understood in terms of the foundational issues it addresses. This collection of essays in honor of Stuart F. Spicker, one of the individuals who gave shape to the philosophy of medicine, lays out the broad scope of concerns from the philosophy of embodiment, to issues of the role of ethics consultants, to concepts of disease, equity and the meaning of history.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • The Philosophy of Medicine and Bioethics: An Introduction to the Framing of a Field

    Pages 1-15

    Engelhardt, H. Tristram, Jr.

  • Bodies of Knowledge, Philosophical Anthropology, and Philosophy of Medicine

    Pages 19-36

    Have, Henk A. M. J.

  • Bodies, Body Parts, and Body Language: Reflections on Ontology and Personal Identity in Medical Practice

    Pages 37-55

    Wartofsky, Marx W.

  • Bodies and Minds in the Philosophy of Medicine: Organ Sales and the Lived Body

    Pages 57-78

    Cherry, Mark J.

  • Accommodating Death: Euthanasia in The Netherlands

    Pages 81-116

    Halper, Thomas

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Philosophy of Medicine
Book Subtitle
Framing the Field
Editors
  • H. Tristram Engelhardt Jr.
Series Title
Philosophy and Medicine
Series Volume
64
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-0-306-47475-0
DOI
10.1007/0-306-47475-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-6223-4
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-5419-7
Series ISSN
0376-7418
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 256
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