Working within Medicine: Phenomenology at the Edge
It is one of the more curious features of our recent cultural history that physicians, since early 1960s, called on philosophers for help in contending with the compelling moral issues increasingly occasioned by medical practice and technology. Medicine: a preeminently practical enterprise which inculcates a strong sense of authority and accountability, with numerous political and social rewards and considerable status. Philosophy: a highly theoretical discipline which if anything inculcates a pronounced sense of irrelevance with little sense of social authority and accountability, and few if any social and political rewards and little status.
KeywordsSocial Reward Social Authority Curious Feature Cartesian Meditation Considerable Status
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