Reframing Disease Contextually will be of particular interest to
philosophers of medicine, bioethicists, and philosophers. It may
also be of value to medical professionals, historians of western
medicine, and health policy makers who take interest in the
conceptual foundations of medicine.
- provides an overview of key debates in the history of modern
western medicine on the nature, knowledge, and value of
- illustrates how these debates relate;
- provides a "contextual" or "localized" way of understanding
- includes case studies of e.g. AIDS, genetic disease, and gendered
- conveys the importance of the intersection and interrelation
between and among factors that make up disease;
- illustrates how bioethical discussions about disease naming,
classification, diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment are part of a
much greater discussion in philosophy of medicine.
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