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  1. Christopher Boorse (1977). Health as a Theoretical Concept. Philosophy of Science 44 (4):542-573.
    This paper argues that the medical conception of health as absence of disease is a value-free theoretical notion. Its main elements are biological function and statistical normality, in contrast to various other ideas prominent in the literature on health. Apart from universal environmental injuries, diseases are internal states that depress a functional ability below species-typical levels. Health as freedom from disease is then statistical normality of function, i.e., the ability to perform all typical physiological functions with at least typical efficiency. (...)
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    Christopher Boorse (2014). A Second Rebuttal On Health. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 39 (6):683-724.
    This essay replies to critics since 1995 of my “biostatistical theory” of health. According to the BST, a pathological condition is a state of statistically species-subnormal biological part-functional ability, relative to sex and age. Theoretical health, the total absence of pathological conditions, is then a value-free scientific notion. Recent critics offer a mixture of old and new objections to this analysis. Some new ones relate to choice of reference class, situation-specificity of function, common diseases and healthy populations, improvements in population (...)
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  3. Christopher Boorse (1975). On the Distinction Between Disease and Illness. Philosophy and Public Affairs 5 (1):49-68.
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    Christopher Boorse (1997). A Rebuttal on Health. In James M. Humber & Robert F. Almeder (eds.), What is Disease? Humana Press 1--134.
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    Christopher Boorse (2002). 3. A Rebuttal on Functions. In Andre Ariew, Robert C. Cummins & Mark Perlman (eds.), Functions: New Essays in the Philosophy of Psychology and Biology. Oxford University Press 63.
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  6. Christopher Boorse (1976). Wright on Functions. Philosophical Review 85 (1):70-86.
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  7. Christopher Boorse (1976). What a Theory of Mental Health Should Be. Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 6 (1):61–84.
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  8. Christopher Boorse & Roy A. Sorensen (1988). Ducking Harm. Journal of Philosophy 85 (3):115-134.
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    Christopher Boorse (2011). Concepts of Health and Disease. In Fred Gifford (ed.), Philosophy of Medicine. Elsevier 16--13.
  10. Christopher Boorse (1975). The Origins of the Indeterminacy Thesis. Journal of Philosophy 72 (13):369-387.
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    Christopher Boorse (1994). Ducking Trolleys. Journal of Social Philosophy 25 (3):146-152.
  12. Christopher Boorse (1987). Concepts of Health. In Donald VanDeVeer & Tom Regan (eds.), Health Care Ethics: An Introduction. Temple Univ. Press 377--7.
     
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    Christopher Boorse (1982). Homosexuality Reclassified. Hastings Center Report 12 (3):42-44.
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    David Aiken, Christopher Boorse, Peta Bowden, George Brenkert, Thomas Brickhouse, Charlotte Brown, Sarah Buss, Thomas Christiano, Randolph Clarke & G. A. Cohen (2001). Manuscript Referees for the Journal of Ethics, Volume 5: October 2000–October 2001. Journal of Ethics 5 (4):415-416.
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