1. Ronald Schleifer (2009). Modalities of Science: Narrative, Phronesis, and the Practices of Medicine. Danish Yearbook of Philosophy 44:77-101.
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  2. Ronald Schleifer & Jerry Vannatta (2006). The Logic of Diagnosis: Peirce, Literary Narrative, and the History of Present Illness. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 31 (4):363 – 384.
    This essay presents a theoretical construct upon which to base a working - "pragmatic" - definition of the History of Present Illness (HPI). The major thesis of this essay is that analysis of both the logic of hypothesis formation and literary narrative - especially detective stories - facilitates understanding of the diagnostic process. The essay examines three elements necessary to a successful development of a patient's HPI: the logic of hypothesis formation, based upon the work of the philosopher-logician, Charles Sanders (...)
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  3. Nancy Mergler & Ronald Schleifer (1985). The Plain Sense of Things: Violence and the Discourse of the Aged. Semiotica 54 (1-2):177-200.
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