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David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
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The Monist 90 (4):555-584 (2007)
The aim of the paper is to give an ontologically informed account of disease that can aid in the construction of disease ontologies. The paper begins by distinguishing cases of diseases from what are purely structural abnormalities, referred to as ‘disorders’. The paper then presents a causal model apt for the understanding of disease that distinguishes diseases from both their causes and their potential effects. The analysis of disease defended treats disease in terms of distortions of standard cellular network processes, where those distortions are incapable of self remedy and produce biologically disadvantageous symptoms.
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