David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Medical Humanities 32 (2):107-110 (2006)
Medical malpractice is of increasing concern and 60 billion dollars are added annually to healthcare costs. The practice of defensive medicine, decreased availability of doctors, and increased health insurance premiums are all results of medical malpractice. An argument is made from the perspective of Friedrich Nietzsche’s On the Genealogy of Morals that a primal cause of the litigiousness of the public against doctors results from resentment or “ressentiment”. The relationship of promises, responsibility, and guilt between doctors and patients is explored, as well as what may be necessary to reduce the public’s ressentiment. Modern malpractice in the US is covered by Nietzsche’s line of reasoning in On the Genealogy of Morals, although his reasoning is condemned by most Western philosophers. Doctors may be able to better manage their interactions with patients and limit their exposure to litigation by understanding and exploring alternative philosophical and historical origins—or aetiologies—of patient/doctor conflict
|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
Simon May (ed.) (2011). Nietzsche's on the Genealogy of Morality: A Critical Guide. Cambridge University Press.
Paul Katsafanas (2011). The Relevance of History for Moral Philosophy: A Study of Nietzsche's Genealogy. In Simon May (ed.), Nietzsche's 'On the Genealogy of Morality': A Critical Guide. Cambridge University Press
Lawrence J. Hatab (2008). Nietzsche's on the Genealogy of Morality: An Introduction. Cambridge University Press.
Bernard Reginster (1996). Nietzsche, Genealogy, Morality: Essays on Nietzsche's "Genealogy of Morals." Richard Schacht. [REVIEW] Ethics 106 (2):457.
David Lindstedt (1997). The Progression and Regression of Slave Morality in Nietzsche's Genealogy: The Moralization of Bad Conscience and Indebtedness. [REVIEW] Man and World 30 (1):83-105.
Nadeem J. Z. Hussain (2011). The Role of Life in the Genealogy. In Simon May (ed.), The Cambridge Guide to Nietzsche's On the Genealogy of Morality. Cambridge University Press 142-69.
Robert Nola (2003). Nietzsche as Anti-Semitic Jewish Conspiracy Theorist. Croatian Journal of Philosophy 3 (1):35-62.
Jim Urpeth, Renaturalisation and Revaluation: Nietzsche's 'Postmoralism' in 'On the Genealogy of Morality'.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (2007). On the Genealogy of Morality. Cambridge University Press.
Elijah Millgram (2007). Who Was Nietzsche's Genealogist? Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 75 (1):92–110.
Thomas Paul Bonfiglio (2005). Toward a Genealogy of Aryan Morality: Nietzsche and Jacolliot. New Nietzsche Studies 6 (3/4/1/2):170-184.
Christopher Janaway (2007). Guilt, Bad Conscience, and Self-Punishment in Nietzsche's Genealogy. In Brian Leiter & Neil Sinhababu (eds.), Nietzsche and Morality. Oxford University Press 138--54.
Paul S. Loeb (2005). Finding the Ubermensch in Nietzsche's Genealogy of Morality. Journal of Nietzsche Studies 30 (1):70-101.
Christopher Janaway (2007/2009). Beyond Selflessness: Reading Nietzsche's Genealogy. Oxford University Press.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1997). Daybreak: Thoughts on the Prejudices of Morality. Cambridge University Press.
Added to index2010-08-30
Total downloads4 ( #404,953 of 1,725,168 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #349,161 of 1,725,168 )
How can I increase my downloads?