Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 6 (1):59-66 (2003)
|Abstract||This paper has three main aims. The first is to provide a critical assessment of two rival concepts of suffering, that proposed by Cassell and that proposed in this journal by van Hooft. The second aim of the paper is to sketch a more plausible concept of suffering, one which derives from a Wittgensteinian view of linguistic meaning. This more plausible concept is labeled an âintuitive conceptâ. The third aim is to assess the prospects for scientific understanding of suffering|
|Keywords||Cassell scientific understanding suffering van Hooft|
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