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AuthorSvenaeus, Fredrik. author
TitleThe Hermeneutics of Medicine and the Phenomenology of Health [electronic resource] : Steps Towards a Philosophy of Medical Practice / by Fredrik Svenaeus
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer, 2000
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-015-9458-5
Descript XI, 203 p. online resource

SUMMARY

Fredrik Svenaeus' book is a delight to read. Not only does he exhibit keen understanding of a wide range of topics and figures in both medicine and philosophy, but he manages to bring them together in an innovative manner that convincingly demonstrates how deeply these two significant fields can be and, in the end, must be mutually enlightening. Medicine, Svenaeus suggests, reveals deep but rarely explicit themes whose proper comprehension invites a careful phenomenological and hermeneutical explication. Certain philosophical approaches, on the other hand - specifically, Heidegger's phenomenology and Gadamer's hermeneutics - are shown to have a hitherto unrealized potential for making sense of those themes long buried within Western medicine. Richard M. Zaner, Ann Geddes Stahlman Professor of Medical Ethics, Vanderbilt University


CONTENT

1: The Clinical Encounter -- 2: The Phenomenology of Health and Illness -- 3: The Hermeneutics of Medicine -- Summary -- References -- Index of Names -- Index of Subjects


Philosophy Ethics Medicine -- Philosophy Phenomenology Public health Psychiatry Philosophy Philosophy of Medicine Phenomenology Ethics Psychiatry Public Health



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