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Mimesis, Law and Medicine

  • Jan M. Broekman
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Part of the Analecta Husserliana book series (ANHU, volume 52)

Abstract

Modern medicine finds expression in the clinical act and is strongly determined by an image. Clinical activity and reference to the image of the body have belonged together since the origins of medicine. Medicine created images of the body, of body parts, of organs, of functional dependencies between those parts. That is the substance of connections between the drawings of Da Vinci or Descartes and the recent mapping in genetics or the neurosciences. Techniques of (re)presentation and their results are part of our age, with its television, its comics, its audio-visual representations. The clinical picture as a picture is related to such culturally determined forms of knowledge.

Keywords

Medical Knowledge Medical Case Medical Discourse Epistemological Virtue Brute Fact 
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Notes

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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jan M. Broekman
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  1. 1.K.U.L.LeuvenBelgium

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