Filosofia della medicina

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 philosophy of medicine from the broad naturalist...

Cet ouvrage s’inscrit dans le fil du travail collectif entrepris en 1995, l’ Histoire de la pensée médicale en Occident (trois volumes sous la direction de Mirko D. Grmek, Seuil, 1995, 1997, 1999). Il rend compte du déploiement des recherches pluridisciplinaires et transdisciplinaires de la pensée médicale et aborde les discussions et...

Siamo abituati a pensare al cancro come ad un fenomeno biologico complesso ed enigmatico, ma poche volte abbiamo pensato che la ricerca sperimentale in quest'ambito potesse offrire spunti anche per la riflessione filosofica. Eppure un confronto interessante, tra posizioni epistemologiche talvolta divergenti, sta emergendo anche nella...

Grafico emofilia

"Per la prima volta viene indagata in chiave fortemente interdisciplinare una malattia cronica rara ma di notevole impatto sull'immaginario popolare. L'emofilia è un caso esemplare di storia clinico-sociale: storia di una malattia, del suo riconoscimento e trattamento, storia che è nello stesso tempo cornice ideale per le storie individuali di...

Reading seminar:
Chiara Teneggi legge: Pierre-Henri Castel, L’esprit malade. Cervaux, folies, individus e S. Resnik, E. Levis, S. Nissim, M. Pagliarani, Abitare l’assenza. Scritti sullo spazio-tempo nelle psicosi e nell’autismo infantile.
Ilaria Venturini legge: Anne Fagot-Largeault...

Medical practice is practiced morality, and clinical research belongs to normative ethics. The present book elucidates and advances this thesis by: 1. analyzing the structure of medical language, knowledge, and theories; 2. inquiring into the foundations of the clinical encounter; 3. introducing the logic and methodology of clinical decision-...

What counts as health or ill health? How do we deal with the fallibility of our own bodies? Should illness and disease be considered simply in biological terms, or should considerations of its emotional impact dictate our treatment of it? Our understanding of health and illness had become increasingly more complex in the modern world, as we are...

Philosophy of science and medicine continue to interact in ongoing attempts to devise different models, clarify notions like xplanation, causation and evidence in the medical context, and tackle the relations between describing, explaining, predicting and intervening. On these and related topics conceptual and methodological investigations into...