Some aspects of medical hermeneutics: The role of dialectic and narrative
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This essay constructs an argument for a dialectic between the scientific and clinical aspects of medicine using the hermeneutical approach of Paul Ricoeur as a theoretical and philosophical guide. Additionally, the relationship between this dialectic and narrative case histories is examined as a way of expressing this abstract and theoretical concept in more concrete terms.
Key wordsdialectics hermeneutics language and medicine medicine and philosophy narrative
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