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    Care and cure : an introduction to philosophy of medicine / Jacob Stegenga.
    by Stegenga, Jacob, author.
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    Chicago, Illinois : The University of Chicago Press, [2018]
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  • Medicine -- Philosophy.
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  • Medicine -- Methodology.
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    9780226595030 (paperback)
    022659503X (paperback)
    9780226590813 (hardcover)
    022659081X (hardcover)
    9780226595177 (electronic book)
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    xiii, 248 pages ; 23 cm
    Contents: 
    Part 1. Concepts: -- 1. Health -- 2. Disease -- 3. Death -- Part II. Models and kinds: -- 4. Causation and kinds -- 5. Holism and reductionism -- 6. Controversial diseases -- Part III. Evidence and inference: -- 7. Evidence in medicine -- 8. Objectivity and the social structure of science -- 9. Inference -- 10. Effectiveness, skepticism, and alternatives -- 11. Diagnosis and screening -- Part IV. Values and policy: -- 12. Psychiatry: care or control? -- 13. Policy -- 14. Public health.
    Summary: 
    The philosophy of medicine has become a vibrant and complex intellectual landscape, and Care and Cure is the first extended attempt to map it. In pursing the interdependent aims of caring and curing, medicine relies on concepts, theories, inferences, and policies that are often complicated and controversial. Bringing much-needed clarity to the interplay of these diverse problems, Jacob Stegenga describes the core philosophical controversies underlying medicine in this unrivaled introduction to the field. Buttressed wit lively examples, the fourteen chapters in Care and Cure present and discuss conceptual, metaphysical, epistemological, and political questions that arise in medicine, ranging from debates over the true nature of disease to the effectiveness of medical interventions and homeopathy. Poised to be the standard sourcebook for anyone seeking a comprehensive overview of the canonical concepts, current state, and cutting edge of this vital field, this concise introduction will be an indispensable resource for students and scholars of medicine and philosophy. (Publisher)
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