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What is disease?

Author: James M Humber; Robert F Almeder
Publisher: Totowa, N.J. : Humana Press, 1997.
Series: Biomedical ethics reviews, 1997.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In What is Disease?, renowned philosophers and medical ethicists survey and elucidate the profoundly important concepts of disease and health. Christopher Boorse begins with an extensive reexamination of his seminal definition of disease as a value-free scientific concept. In responding to all those who criticized this view, which came to be called "naturalism" or "neutralism," Boorse clarifies and updates his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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What is disease?
Totowa, N.J. : Humana Press, 1997
(OCoLC)37019943
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James M Humber; Robert F Almeder
ISBN: 9781592594511 1592594514 9781617370151 1617370150
OCLC Number: 667018235
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 361 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Rebuttal on health / Christopher Boorse --
Defining disease : the question of sexual orientation / Michael Ruse --
Malady / K. Danner Clouser, Charles M. Culver, and Bernard Gert --
Toward a pragmatic theory of disease / George J. Agich --
Defining disease : praxis makes perfect / John D. Banja --
Disease : definition and objectivity / Frederick Kaufman --
Disease and subjectivity / Stan van Hoof --
Concept of disease in alternative medicine / Mark B. Woodhouse.
Series Title: Biomedical ethics reviews, 1997.
Responsibility: edited by James M. Humber and Robert F. Almeder.

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Renowned philosophers and medical ethicists debate and discuss the profoundly important concepts of disease and health. Christopher Boorse begins with an extensive reexamination of his seminal  Read more...

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