Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 25 (5):605 – 638 (2000)

Abstract
The notions of health, illness, and disease are fuzzy-theoretically analyzed. They present themselves as non-Aristotelian concepts violating basic principles of classical logic. A recursive scheme for defining the controversial notion of disease is proposed that also supports a concept of fuzzy disease. A sketch is given of the prototype resemblance theory of disease.
Keywords DISEASE  ETHICS  FUZZY  HEALTH  ILLNESS  MEDICINE
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DOI 10.1076/0360-5310(200010)25:5;1-W;FT605
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