David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 1 (1):5-31 (1976)
SummaryThe congruence between medicine and philosophy which we find in the Protagoras and the Treatise on Ancient Medicine as well as the tensions symbolized in the dialectic between Eryximachus and Diotima will always be with us. The congruence and the divergence of these ancient disciplines are both important to human well-being. By opposing one another, medicine and philosophy can each balance the other's pretension to universality. By converging, they illumine some of the most important questions of human existence. This essay has examined ways in which medicine and philosophy can converge in our times as philosophy and medicine, philosophy in medicine, and philosophy of medicine. The present moment in our intellectual history is particularly propitious for the nurture of the engagement of medicine and philosophy. The most fruitful form of that interaction may be in the philosophy of medicine, which is a definable discipline with a set of issues specific to it. If the obvious intellectual dangers can be avoided, those who practice medicine, those who think about it, and those who are served by it can gain deeper insight into the nature and the purpose of medicine as well as the nature of the profession and of man himself. Perhaps—positioned as it is, at the intersection of the sciences, the humanities, and technology—medicine can become “… a medium and the focus in which the problems of wisdom and science meet” (Buchanan 1938, p. 194)
|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
Jean-Christophe Weber (2012). Pleasure in Medical Practice. Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 15 (2):153-164.
Robert Lyman Potter (1991). Current Trends in the Philosophy of Medicine. Zygon 26 (2):259-276.
Qiu Renzong (1982). Philosophy of Medicine in China (1930–1980). Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 3 (1):35-73.
Qiu Renzong (1982). Philosophy of Medicine in China. Metamedicine 3 (1):35-73.
Similar books and articles
David C. Thomasma & Edmund D. Pellegrino (1987). Challenges for a Philosophy of Medicine of the Future: A Response to Fellow Philosophers in the Netherlands. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 2 (2):187-204.
Howard Brody (1997). Edmund D. Pellegrino's Philosophy of Family Practice. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 18 (1-2).
David C. Thomasma (1990). Establishing the Moral Basis of Medicine: Edmund D. Pellegrino's Philosophy of Medicine. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 15 (3):245-267.
Laurence B. McCullough (1981). Pluralism, Philosophies of Medicine and the Varieties of Medical Ethics: A Commentary on Thomasma and Pellegrino. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 2 (1):13-17.
David C. Thomasma & Edmund D. Pellegrino (1981). Philosophy of Medicine as the Source for Medical Ethics. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 2 (1):5-11.
Edmund D. Pellegrino (1998). What the Philosophy of Medicine Is. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 19 (4):315-336.
Edmund D. Pellegrino (1982). The Ethics of Collective Judgments in Medicine and Health Care. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 7 (1):3-10.
Edmund D. Pellegrino (1980). The Physician-Patient Relationship in Preventive Medicine: Reply to Robert Dickman. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 5 (3):208-212.
H. Tristram Engelhardt Jr (1990). The Birth of the Medical Humanities and the Rebirth of the Philosophy of Medicine: The Vision of Edmund D. Pellegrino. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 15 (3):237-241.
K. W. M. Fulford (1991). The Potential of Medicine as a Resource for Philosophy. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 12 (1).
Added to index2010-08-14
Total downloads19 ( #190,190 of 1,793,171 )
Recent downloads (6 months)3 ( #281,143 of 1,793,171 )
How can I increase my downloads?