Should phenomenological approaches to illness be wary of naturalism?

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In some quarters within philosophy of medicine, more particularly in the phenomenological approaches, naturalism is looked upon with suspicion. This paper argues, first, that it is necessary to distinguish between two expressions of this attitude towards naturalism: phenomenological approaches to illness disagree with naturalism regarding various theoretical claims and they disapprove of naturalism on an ethical level. Second, this paper argues that both the disagreement with and the disapproval of naturalism are to a large extent confused. It then offers some proposals to set up an agenda for future collaboration.
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Naturalizing Phenomenology: Issues in Contemporary Phenomenology and Cognitive Science.Petitot, Jean; Varela, Francisco; Pachoud, Bernard & Roy, Jean-Michel (eds.)

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