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    The Second Medical Revolution: From Biomedicine to Infomedicine.Laurence Foss - 1987 - Distributed in the U.S. By Random House.
    Examines the philosophical and clinical history of scientific medicine, and critiques the movements in psychoneuroimmunology and holistic and environmental medicine.
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    The Challenge to Biomedicine: A Foundations Perspective.Laurence Foss - 1989 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 14 (2):165-191.
    The basic premise of today's scientific medicine is that the ‘book of man’ is written in the language of the biological sciences, ultimately molecular genetics and biochemistry. The patient is a complex biological organism and disease is a deviation from the norm of somatic parameters. At the same time, many major contemporary diseases are reported to have psychosocial and environmental components in their etiology. Hence the challenge: how can a medical model be both scientific and conceptually well-suited to today's disease (...)
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  3. Does Don Juan Really Fly?Laurence Foss - 1973 - Philosophy of Science 40 (2):298-316.
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    The End of Modern Medicine: Biomedical Science Under a Microscope.Laurence Foss - 2001 - State University of New York Press.
    Proposes a radically reconfigured medical model centered on mind-body interaction.
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    Art as Cognitive: Beyond Scientific Realism.Laurence Foss - 1971 - Philosophy of Science 38 (2):234-250.
    Thesis: Art like science radically affects our perceiving and thinking, and the two are substantially alike in that together--along with an inherited "natural" language system with which they overlap--they enable us to articulate the world. Science has been advanced as the measure of all things: scientific realism. By implication, art pertains to beauty, science truth. Science effects conceptual break-throughs, changes our models of natural order. On the contrary (I argue), as a nonverbal symbol system art similarly affects paradigm-induced expectations. Substantively (...)
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    A New Model of the University.Laurence Foss - 1970 - Journal of Critical Analysis 1 (4):183-189.
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    After Profits, What? Human Dignity and Technology.Laurence Foss - 1971 - World Futures 9 (3):283-300.
  8. Are There Substances? Another Look at the Classical Substance Concept.Laurence Foss - 1974 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 55 (1):5.
     
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  9. Hegel, Spinoza, and a Theory of Experience as Closed.Laurence Foss - 1971 - The Thomist 35 (3):435-46.
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    ‘Language, Logic and Ontology.Laurence Foss - 1969 - The Monist 53 (2):293-309.
    Feigl is concerned with the problem of how one sublanguage supplants another, e.g., how the language of quantum mechanics may be said to supplant that of classical physics. As a preliminary to tackling the problem, it has first to be generalized. Thus, in order to indicate how one language might supplant another, the line of a general theory of truth has to be traced. Among the conditions that such a theory has to satisfy is that its truth criteria must permit (...)
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    Language, Perception, and Fact.Laurence Foss - 1968 - International Philosophical Quarterly 8 (4):513-546.
  12. Putting the Mind Back Into the Body a Successor Scientific Medical Model.Laurence Foss - 1994 - Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 15 (3).
    This paper examines today's received scientific medical model with respect to its ability to satisfy two conditions: (1) its explanatory adequacy relative to the full range of findings in the medical literature, including those indicating a correlation between psychosocial variables and disease susceptibility; and (2) the fit between its physicalist patient and disease concepts and what today's basic sciences, so-called sciences of complexity, tell us about the way matter, notably complex systems (e.g. patients), behave and the nature of scientific explanation. (...)
     
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  13. Substance as a Category of Descriptive Metaphysics.Laurence Foss - 1968 - Dissertation, University of Notre Dame
     
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    Substance and Two Theories of Natural Language.Laurence Foss - 1970 - Foundations of Language 6 (2):187-196.
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    Substance, Knowledge, and Nous in Aristotle.Laurence Foss - 1969 - New Scholasticism 43 (3):379-399.
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    The Biomedical Paradigm and the Nobel Prize: Is It Time for a Change?Laurence Foss - 1998 - Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 19 (6):621-644.
    An examination of the early history of Nobel Committee deliberations, coupled with a survey of discoveries for which prizes have been awarded to date – and, equally revealing, discoveries for which prizes have not been awarded – reveals a pattern. This pattern suggests that Committee members may have internalized the received, biomedical model and conferred awards in accord with the physicalistic premises that ground this model. I consider the prospect of a paradigm change in medical science and the possible repercussions (...)
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    The Myth of the Given.Laurence Foss - 1968 - Review of Metaphysics 22 (1):36 - 57.
    IS THE RELATION between the descriptive dimension of ordinary language and the world it purportedly describes better depicted as one-one or many-one? Does the one represent a necessary and sufficient linguistic condition for the other, or a sufficient linguistic condition alone? One difficulty with the "one-one" relational view is that it rules out the possibility of affirming that ordinary language evolves correlatively with an ongoing recasting of our knowledge of the world and that no ordinary proposition is in principle immune (...)
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    The Nobel Prize and the Biomedical Paradigm: Is It Time for a Change?Laurence Foss - 1998 - Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 19 (6):621-644.
    An examination of the early history of Nobel Committee deliberations, coupled with a survey of discoveries for which prizes have been awarded to date – and, equally revealing, discoveries for which prizes have not been awarded – reveals a pattern. This pattern suggests that Committee members may have internalized the received, biomedical model and conferred awards in accord with the physicalistic premises that ground this model. I consider the prospect of a paradigm change in medical science and the possible repercussions (...)
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  19. Verse: We Stand on the Shore.Laurence Foss - 1968 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 49 (4):548.
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    Quine on Translational Indeterminacy.Laurence Foss - 1971 - Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 12 (2):195-202.