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Philosophy of Biomedicine

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[New Entry by Sean Valles on April 9, 2020.] Despite the simple name, biomedicine is not simply the area of overlap between biology and medicine. It is a framework, a set of philosophical commitments, a global institution woven into Western culture and its power dynamics, and more. Biomedicine is the umbrella theoretical framework for most health science and health technology work done in academic and government settings. Western medical practices and the surrounding healthcare infrastructure are principally biomedical. Health-related corporations are predominantly...

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News source: Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

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