Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 6 (4):345-360 (1981)
The question, "Is medicine a social science?" can be understood in three different ways. One interpretation suggests that medicine is merely a social science, which is obviously false. Another interpretation is that medicine might be in part a social science. The third interpretation of the question is, "Is the social scientific dimension of medicine very important?" Three claims are considered about the social scientific dimension of medicine. Although these claims are shown to be untrue, they nevertheless call attention to neglected aspects of medicine. CiteULike Connotea Del.icio.us What's this?
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
A Guide to the Culture of Science, Technology, and Medicine.Paul T. Durbin (ed.) - 1984 - Free Press.
Why Medicine Cannot Be a Science.Ronald Munson - 1981 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 6 (2):183-208.
Establishing the Moral Basis of Medicine: Edmund D. Pellegrino's Philosophy of Medicine.David C. Thomasma - 1990 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 15 (3):245-267.
Medicine as Social Science: The Case of Freud on Homosexuality.Michael Ruse - 1981 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 6 (4):361-386.
Beyond Medical Ethics: New Directions for Philosophy and Medicine. [REVIEW]Raphael Sassower & Michael A. Grodin - 1988 - Journal of Medical Humanities and Bioethics 9 (2):121-134.
The Practical Science of Medicine.Nancy Maull - 1981 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 6 (2):165-182.
The Philosophy of Medicine in Europe: Challenges for the Future.David C. Thomasma - 1985 - Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 6 (1).
Added to index2010-08-14
Total downloads11 ( #400,421 of 2,163,616 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #348,040 of 2,163,616 )
How can I increase my downloads?