David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 2 (2) (1987)
The contemporary philosophy of medicine may be characterized as a continuous struggle with the Cartesian heritage, in order to reach a more satisfying image of man. This paper outlines the influence of Cartesian dualism on the foundations of medicine.The notion of a real distinction between the mental and physical, particularly the mechanistic conception of the human body, made possible the development of the natural sciences as well as scientific medicine, not hampered any longer by the risk of colliding with religion or Church.
|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
Gideon Manning (2008). Naturalism and Un-Naturalism Among the Cartesian Physicians. Inquiry 51 (5):441 – 463.
Grant Duncan (2000). Mind-Body Dualism and the Biopsychosocial Model of Pain: What Did Descartes Really Say? Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 25 (4):485 – 513.
E. D. Pellegrino (1976). Medicine, Philosophy, and the Image of Man. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 1 (2):101-103.
Avner Cohen (1984). Descartes, Consciousness and Depersonalization: Viewing the History of Philosophy From a Strausian Perspective. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 9 (1):7-28.
Laurence Foss (1989). The Challenge to Biomedicine: A Foundations Perspective. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 14 (2):165-191.
Henk Ten Have (1995). The Anthropological Tradition in the Philosophy of Medicine. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 16 (1).
Eva Kit Wah Man (2007). A Contemporary Reflection of a Confucian Theory of the Body. The Proceedings of the Twenty-First World Congress of Philosophy 7:173-177.
Irwin C. Lieb (1976). The Image of Man in Medicine. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 1 (2):162-176.
Irene Switankowsky (2000). Dualism and its Importance for Medicine. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 21 (6):567-580.
Steven D. Edwards (1998). The Body as Object Versus the Body as Subject: The Case of Disability. Medicine, Healthcare and Philosophy 1 (1):47-56.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads13 ( #172,238 of 1,696,564 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #247,412 of 1,696,564 )
How can I increase my downloads?