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.
|Keywords||Analytic Philosophy Contemporary Philosophy General Interest Philosophy of Mind Philosophy of Science|
|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
The Concept of Disease: Structure and Change.P. Thagard - 1996 - Philosophical Explorations 29:445-478.
Causation in Medicine: The Disease Entity Model.Caroline Whitbeck - 1977 - Philosophy of Science 44 (4):619-637.
Explaining Disease: Correlations, Causes, and Mechanisms. [REVIEW]Paul Thagard - 1998 - Minds and Machines 8 (1):61-78.
A Disease by Any Other Name: Musings on the Concept of a Genetic Disease.Kelly C. Smith - 2001 - Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 4 (1):19-30.
The Necessity for a Theology of Disease: Reflections on Totalities and Fragments.Philip Hefner - 2004 - Zygon 39 (2):487-496.
Scepticism and Public Health: On the Problem of Disease for the Collective.Patrick Colfer - 1985 - Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 6 (2).
Clinical and Neuropsychological Correlates of Impaired Awareness of Deficits in Alzheimer Disease and Parkinson Disease: A Comparative Study.Benjamin Seltzer, Jennifer J. Vasterling, Charles W. Mathias & Angela Brennan - 2001 - Neuropsychiatry, Neuropsychology, and Behavioral Neurology 14 (2):122-129.
Added to index2010-12-22
Total downloads73 ( #72,902 of 2,178,255 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #166,094 of 2,178,255 )
How can I increase my downloads?