David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 19 (1):35-45 (1998)
Thesis: Since Socrates, western philosophy has been concerned with the study of humankind, with a strong emphasis on how we ought to live and why. Philosophy, in its multiple forms and expressions, has enabled many to pursue their lives with greater depth, richness, and variety; yet it can also act as a therapeutic method for the achievement of a healthier life. Asking and answering philosophical questions such as How best ought I live?, What is the meaning of my life in relation to the whole?, Why should I live?, What constitutes a healthy life? can act as therapeutic entryways, not only within the parameters of ones own mind or in a university classroom, but also within a health care/therapy context.Philosophy, both as subject and method, is a powerful, largely unrecognized, therapeutic instrument for social medicine, an instrument whose application in various health care settings could benefit those – patient and staff – in need of consolation and support when they need it most.
|Keywords||philosophy logotherapy therapy|
|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
Lorian E. Hardcastle, Katherine L. Record, Peter D. Jacobson & Lawrence O. Gostin (2011). Improving the Population's Health: The Affordable Care Act and the Importance of Integration. Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 39 (3):317-327.
Carolyn Ells, Matthew R. Hunt & Jane Chambers-Evans (2011). Relational Autonomy as an Essential Component of Patient-Centered Care. International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics 4 (2):79-101.
Micah L. Berman (2011). From Health Care Reform to Public Health Reform. Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 39 (3):328-339.
Janice G. Raymond (1982). Medicine as Patriarchal Religion. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 7 (2):197-216.
M. J. Charlesworth (1993). Bioethics in a Liberal Society. Cambridge University Press.
Charlotte Delmar (2013). Beyond the Drive to Satisfy Needs: In the Context of Health Care. [REVIEW] Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 16 (2):141-149.
Joachim Widder (2004). The Origins of Medical Evidence: Communication and Experimentation. Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 7 (1):99-104.
Eugen Fischer (2011). How to Practise Philosophy as Therapy: Philosophical Therapy and Therapeutic Philosophy. Metaphilosophy 42 (1-2):49-82.
John R. Fortin (2004). The Nature of Consolation in The Consolation of Philosophy. American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 78 (2):293-307.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads6 ( #211,273 of 1,099,788 )
Recent downloads (6 months)3 ( #126,844 of 1,099,788 )
How can I increase my downloads?