Handbook of Analytic Philosophy of Medicine

  • Kazem Sadegh-Zadeh

Part of the Philosophy and Medicine book series (PHME, volume 119)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXXVIII
  2. The Language of Medicine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Kazem Sadegh-Zadeh
      Pages 3-20
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      Pages 21-42
    4. Kazem Sadegh-Zadeh
      Pages 43-50
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      Pages 51-58
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      Pages 59-82
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      Pages 83-108
  3. Medical Praxiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. Kazem Sadegh-Zadeh
      Pages 111-280
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      Pages 281-282
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  4. Medical Epistemology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 389-389
    2. Kazem Sadegh-Zadeh
      Pages 391-451
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      Pages 453-468
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      Pages 469-540
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  5. Medical Deontics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 563-563
    2. Kazem Sadegh-Zadeh
      Pages 565-576
    3. Kazem Sadegh-Zadeh
      Pages 577-585

About this book


Medical practice is practiced morality, and clinical research belongs to normative ethics. The present book elucidates and advances this thesis by: 1. analyzing the structure of medical language, knowledge, and theories; 2. inquiring into the foundations of the clinical encounter; 3. introducing the logic and methodology of clinical decision-making, including artificial intelligence in medicine; 4. suggesting comprehensive theories of organism, life, and psyche; of health, illness, and disease; of etiology, diagnosis, prognosis, prevention, and therapy; and 5. investigating the moral and metaphysical issues central to medical practice and research. Many systems of (classical, modal, non-classical, probability, and fuzzy) logic are introduced and applied. Fuzzy medical deontics, fuzzy medical ontology, fuzzy medical concept formation, fuzzy medical decision-making and biomedicine and many other techniques of fuzzification in medicine are introduced for the first time.


Logic and Methodology of Medicine Medical Epistemology and Metaphysics Philosophy of Medicine The Logic of Clinical Decision-Making Theories of Disease, Diagnosis, and Therapy

Authors and affiliations

  • Kazem Sadegh-Zadeh
    • 1
  1. 1.Theory of MedicineUniversity of MünsterMünsterGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-9579-1
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-94-017-9578-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-9579-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0376-7418
  • Series Online ISSN 2215-0080
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