David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
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Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 53 (3):341-356 (2010)
We are never illness or disease, but, rather, always their sum in the world of day-to-day experience. Disease and illness are not closed systems, but mutually constitutive and continuously interacting worlds. In the patient’s case it is always experience as well. Pain, sickness and death help make that particular experienced identity unavoidable, and at some level ultimately inaccessible to medicine’s changing understanding of disease and tools for managing it. Health—rather than cost containment, specific conditions, or technologies—should be the central focus for health care and health-care reform. A compelling reason to focus on health comes from the observation that the prevalence of disease over the ..
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