Book Volume 90 2007

Establishing Medical Reality

Essays In The Metaphysics And Epistemology Of Biomedical Science


ISBN: 978-1-4020-5215-6 (Print) 978-1-4020-5216-3 (Online)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-VII

  2. Chapter

    Pages 1-11


  3. Chapter

    Pages 13-21

    Normality, Disease and Enhancement

  4. Chapter

    Pages 23-34

    Holistic Theories of Health as Applicable to Non-Human Living Beings

  5. Chapter

    Pages 35-45

    Disease and the Concept of Supervenience

  6. Chapter

    Pages 47-63

    Decision and Discovery in Defining ‘Disease’

  7. Chapter

    Pages 65-82

    Race and Scientific Reduction

  8. Chapter

    Pages 83-110

    Towards an Adequate Account of Genetic Disease

  9. Chapter

    Pages 111-121

    Why Disease Persists: An Evolutionary Nosology

  10. Chapter

    Pages 123-135

    Creating Mental Illness in Non-Disordered Community Populations

  11. Chapter

    Pages 137-148

    Gender Identity Disorder

  12. Chapter

    Pages 149-166

    Clinical Trials as Nomological Machines: Implications for Evidence-Based Medicine

  13. Chapter

    Pages 167-177

    The Social Epistemology of NIH Consensus Conferences

  14. Chapter

    Pages 179-198

    Maternal Agency and the Immunological Paradox of Pregnancy

  15. Chapter

    Pages 199-214

    Violence and Public Health: Exploring the Relationship Between Biological Perspectives on Violent Behavior and Public Health Approaches to Violence Prevention

  16. Chapter

    Pages 215-233

    Taking Equipoise Seriously: The Failure of Clinical or Community Equipoise to Resolve the Ethical Dilemmas in Randomized Clinical Trials

  17. Back Matter

    Pages 235-236