Advancing the Philosophy of Medicine: Towards New Topics and Sources

Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 43 (3):281-288 (2018)
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Abstract

The first part of a symposium devoted to Alex Broadbent's essay titled ‘Prediction, Understanding and Medicine’, this article notes the under-development of a variety of issues in the philosophy of medicine that transcend bioethics and the long-standing debates about the nature of health/illness and of evidence-based medicine. It also indicates the importance of drawing on non-Western, and particularly African, traditions in addressing these largely metaphysical and epistemological matters.

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Thaddeus Metz
Cornell University (PhD)
Chadwin Harris
University of Johannesburg

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