Studies in Medical Philosophy

Usually, in academic circles the relationship between medicine and philosophy is much like philosophy's role in art, technology, and science in general: Philosophers are allowed and even expected to make certain pronouncements on these fi elds from the outside. The Studies in Medical Philosophy (SMP) book series aims at putt ing philosophy and medicine in the perspective of interdependence: The series provides opportunity both to views which discuss how medicine can benefi t from philosophy and to those showing how philosophy is able to be enriched by medicine. The possible need of philosophy in medicine will be searched in terms of elucidation and stimulation of certain aspects of medical research and clinical practice by philosophical heritage such as ethics, epistemology, logic, ontology, social philosophy, and philosophical anthropology. On the other hand, medicine is believed to be a valuable and unique resource of individual cases and statistical tendencies for refl ection and further conclusions in philosophical fi elds. SMP is open to various philosophical approaches, but the editors hope to encourage especially the involvement of authors within the phenomenological movement.

Among the areas of special interest are:

  • Conceptual framework of health and disease
  • Causality and pathological mechanisms
  • Holistic approaches to the human being
  • The role of patient’s self-awareness in the healing process
  • Moral issues in clinical practice and medical research
  • The importance of logic and epistemology in diagnostics, therapy, and prognosis
  • Philosophical dimensions of patient safety
  • Social and legal concerns at the crossroads of medicine and philosophy

The series editors:

Dr. Alexander L. Gungov is Professor of Logic and Continental Philosophy at the School of Philosophy, University of Sofia and Director of the M.A. and Ph.D. Program in “Philosophy Taught in English”; he is editor of Sofi a Philosophical Review. Dr. Gungov is the author of Logic in Medicine and Logic of Deception.

Dr. Friedrich C. Lu. is Professor of Medicine at the Charité Medical Faculty and senior research group leader at the Max-Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin, Germany. He currently directs the Experimental and Clinical Research Center. Dr. Lu. was educated in the United States and focusses on teaching clinical medicine and research.

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  1. A Systems Analysis of Medicine (SAM): Healing Medicine
    €29.90
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    256 Pages
    This book is a must-read for anyone interested in transforming the impersonal character of the medical experience into a personalized, relational, spiritual, and holistic dialogue about human health. It...
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  2. Rethinking Medical Ethics

    Jean-Pierre Clero

    Rethinking Medical Ethics

    Concepts and Principles
    €39.90
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    186 Pages
    In this unique study, Jean-Pierre Clero examines medical ethics from a philosophical perspective. Based on the thoughts of great philosophers, he develops a theory of medical ethics that focuses on the...
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  3. The Science of Cookery and the Art of Eating Well

    Donald Phillip Verene

    The Science of Cookery and the Art of Eating Well

    Philosophical and Historical Reflections on Food and Dining in Culture
    €22.00
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    124 Pages
    The Science of Cookery and the Art of Eating Well is a philosophical and historical reflection on food and dining in human culture. It includes discussions of the nature of the first meals as found in...
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  4. Patient Safety

    Alexander Gungov

    Patient Safety

    The Relevance of Logic in Medical Care
    €24.90
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    136 Pages
    In our time of well-publicized health care travails, in the USA and the UK and elsewhere, matters of financing too often subsume the dimension of patient care. In his latest book, Alexander L. Gungov studies...
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  5. The Human Genome as Common Heritage of Mankind
    €39.90
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    252 Pages
    In this timely study, Jean Buttigieg demonstrates the necessity to make it a legal principle of international law that the human genome is a common heritage of mankind. In 1997, the UNESCO General Conference...
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  6. Medical Philosophy

    David Låg Tomasi

    Medical Philosophy

    A Philosophical Analysis of Patient Self-Perception in Diagnostics and Therapy
    €59.90
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    352 Pages
    This innovative book concentrates on the important distinction between philosophy of medicine and medical philosophy, by expanding the focus from ‘knowing that’ of the first term to the ‘knowing...
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