, Volume 2, Issue 2, pp 183–196 | Cite as

Foundations of clinical praxiology part I: The relativity of medical diagnosis

  • Kazem Sadegh-Zadeh


The question is raised whether it would be beneficial to establish a clinical praxiology for the sake of a multi-focused inquiry into the foundations of clinical pratice. Beginning with the concept of medical diagnosis, a framework is presented which makes it possible to view diagnosis as an element of a complex structure whose adequate analysis requires at least comparative diagnostic methodology and epistemology.

Key words

Medical diagnosis Diagnostic method Diagnostic methodology Clinical judgment Praxiology Differential praxiognosis 


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© D. Reidel Publishing Company 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kazem Sadegh-Zadeh
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  1. 1.Institut für Theorie und Geschichte der MedizinUniversität MünsterMünsterF. R. G.

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