Philosophy and Medicine

The Ethics of Diagnosis

Editors: Peset, José Luis, Guillén, Diego Gracia (Eds.)

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A major focus of the philosophy of medicine and, in general, of the philosophy of science has been the interplay of facts and values. Nowhere is an evaluation of this interplay more important than in the ethics of diagnosis. Traditionally, diagnosis has been understood as an epistemological activity which is concerned with facts and excludes the intrusion of values. The essays in this volume challenge this assumption. Questions of knowledge in diagnosis are intimately related to the concerns with intervention that characterize the applied science of medicine. Broad social and individual goals, as well as diverse ethical frameworks, are shown to condition both the processes and results of diagnosis. This has significant implications for bioethics, implications that have not previously been developed. With this volume, `the ethics of diagnosis' is established as an important branch of bioethics.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Ethics of Diagnosis
Editors
  • José Luis Peset
  • Diego Gracia Guillén
Series Title
Philosophy and Medicine
Series Volume
40
Copyright
1992
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-0-585-28333-3
DOI
10.1007/978-0-585-28333-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-1544-5
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-4110-4
Series ISSN
0376-7418
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 315
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