Establishing Medical Reality Essays in the Metaphysics and Epistemology of Biomedical Science /

Medicine raises numerous philosophical issues. Most discussed have been debates in bioethics. Yet contemporary medicine is also a rich source of controversies and examples that raise important issues in philosophy of science, philosophy of biology, and metaphysics. This volume approaches the philoso...

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Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: Kincaid, Harold. (Editor,, McKitrick, Jennifer. (Editor,
Format: Electronic eBook
Published: Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer, 2007.
Edition:1st ed. 2007.
Series:Philosophy and Medicine, 90
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Table of Contents:
  • Normality, Disease and Enhancement
  • Holistic Theories of Health as Applicable to Non-Human Living Beings
  • Disease and the Concept of Supervenience
  • Decision and Discovery in Defining ‘Disease’
  • Race and Scientific Reduction
  • Towards an Adequate Account of Genetic Disease
  • Why Disease Persists: An Evolutionary Nosology
  • Creating Mental Illness in Non-Disordered Community Populations
  • Gender Identity Disorder
  • Clinical Trials as Nomological Machines: Implications for Evidence-Based Medicine
  • The Social Epistemology of NIH Consensus Conferences
  • Maternal Agency and the Immunological Paradox of Pregnancy
  • Violence and Public Health: Exploring the Relationship Between Biological Perspectives on Violent Behavior and Public Health Approaches to Violence Prevention
  • Taking Equipoise Seriously: The Failure of Clinical or Community Equipoise to Resolve the Ethical Dilemmas in Randomized Clinical Trials.