Classification, Disease and Evidence: New Essays in the Philosophy of Medicine

2015.02.32 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Philippe Huneman, Gérard Lambert, and Marc Silberstein (eds.), Classification, Disease and Evidence: New Essays in the Philosophy
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2015.02.32 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Philippe Huneman, Gérard Lambert, and Marc Silberstein (eds.), Classification, Disease and Evidence: New Essays in the Philosophy of Medicine, Springer, 2015, 211pp., $129.00 (hbk), ISBN 9789401788861. Reviewed by Robert L. Perlman, University of Chicago From the Hippocratic Oath to the Nuremberg Code and the Declaration of Helsinki, the philosophy of medicine has been dominated by medical ethics. Recently, however, there has been increased interest in other philosophical issues in medicine, especially in ontological and epistemological questions. Medicine raises the overarching question of the meaning of health and disease, and provides rich case studies that bear on broader issues in the philosophy of science, including causation, reduction, and the mind/body relationship. Moreover, philosophical analyses have important implications for medicine. Clarifying diagnostic categories and methods of diagnosis,. . .

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