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. Luft 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. Luft was educated in the United States and focusses on teaching clinical medicine and research.
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