Science, Technology, and the Art of Medicine

European-American Dialogues

  • Corinna Delkeskamp-Hayes
  • Mary Ann Gardell Cutter

Part of the Philosophy and Medicine book series (PHME, volume 44)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

    1. Corinna Delkeskamp-Hayes
      Pages 1-20
  3. Medical Facts and Scientific Progress: The Scientific Status of Medical Knowledge

  4. Causality and Explanation in Medicine: The Regard for Practice in Medical Knowledge

  5. Art and Intuition in Medical Decisions: The Regard for Knowledge in Medical Practice

  6. Obligations to Patients: The Purpose of Medical Practice and Its Consequences for Knowledge

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 321-339

About this book


Science, Technology, and the Art of Medicine contains papers by eminent scholars who discuss issues and concepts regarding the character of medicine. Special attention is given to the extent to which medicine is a science, art, and technology. Investigations are carried out with a particular focus on the nature of medical knowledge. Concepts of medical research, medical causality, intuition, and medical decision-making are examined in the light of medicine's revolutionary advances in the twentieth century. Past perspectives and present perplexities are also examined, bringing together a volume in the philosophy of medicine that treats a broad range of issues in medical epistemology and practise in a careful, critical fashion.


diagnosis epistemology interpret issue knowledge medical knowledge medicine philosophy philosophy of medicine practice of medicine

Editors and affiliations

  • Corinna Delkeskamp-Hayes
    • 1
  • Mary Ann Gardell Cutter
    • 2
  1. 1.International Studies in Philosophy and MedicineGermany
  2. 2.Dept. of PhilosophyUniversity of ColoradoColorado SpringsUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4177-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-2960-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0376-7418
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