David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 16 (1) (1995)
In his concept of an anthropological physiology, F.J.J. Buytendijk has tried to lay down the theoretical and scientific foundations for an anthropologically-oriented medicine. The aim of anthropological physiology is to demonstrate, empirically, what being specifically human is in the most elementary physiological functions. This article contains a sketch of Buytendijk''s life and work, an overview of his philosophical-anthropological presuppositions, an outline of his idea of an anthropological physiology and medicine, and a discussion of some episternological and methodological problems. It is demonstrated that Buytendijk''s design of an anthropological physiology is fragmentary and programmatic and that his methodology offers few points of contact for specific anthropological experimental research.Notwithstanding, it is argued that Buytendijk''s description of the subjective, animated body forms a pre-eminent point of reference for all research in physiology and psychology in which the specific human aspect is not ignored beforehand.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Bruce Bridgeman (1986). Relations Between the Physiology of Attention and the Physiology of Consciousness. Psychological Research 48:259-266.
C. E. M. Struyker Boudier (2006). Merleau-Ponty and Buytendijk : Report of a Relationship. In Stephan Strasser (ed.), Clefts in the World: And Other Essays on Levinas, Merleau-Ponty & Buytendijk. Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center, Duquesne University
Anton Mooij (1995). Towards an Anthropological Psychiatry. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 16 (1).
Angus Gellatly (2002). Color Perception: Processing of Wavelength Information and Conscious Experience of Color. In Barbara Saunders & Jaap Van Brakel (eds.), Theories, Technologies, Instrumentalities of Color: Anthropological and Historiographic Perspectives. University Press of America 77-89.
Michael M. J. Fischer (2003). Emergent Forms of Life and the Anthropological Voice. Duke University Press.
Benedetta Giovanola (2009). Re-Thinking the Anthropological and Ethical Foundation of Economics and Business: Human Richness and Capabilities Enhancement. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 88 (3):431 - 444.
E. Thomson (2001). Physiology, Hygiene and the Entry of Women to the Medical Profession in Edinburgh C. 1869-C. 1900. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C 32 (1):105-126.
A. Cunningham (2002). The Pen and the Sword: Recovering the Disciplinary Identity of Physiology and Anatomy Before 1800 - I: Old Physiology-the Pen. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C 33 (4):631-665.
Henk Ten Have (1995). The Anthropological Tradition in the Philosophy of Medicine. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 16 (1).
Wim Dekkers (1999). The Lived Body as Aesthetic Object in Anthropological Medicine. Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 2 (2):117-128.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads24 ( #152,004 of 1,789,899 )
Recent downloads (6 months)5 ( #167,370 of 1,789,899 )
How can I increase my downloads?