By Kazem Sadegh-Zadeh
Medical perform is practiced morality, and scientific learn belongs to normative ethics. the current e-book elucidates and advances this thesis by means of: 1. studying the constitution of clinical language, wisdom, and theories; 2. inquiring into the rules of the scientific come upon; three. introducing the good judgment and technique of medical decision-making; four. suggesting finished theories of organism, existence, and psyche; of healthiness, disease, and disorder; of etiology, analysis, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment; and five. investigating the ethical and metaphysical concerns relevant to scientific perform and research.
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6 Types of Knowledge Propositional Knowledge Propositions and Facts Medical Sentences and Statements Medical Concepts How to Care About our Medical Concepts? 1 Types of Knowledge Medical language has an ineluctable, substantial impact on the nature, content, and reliability of medical knowledge, and thus on the quality of medical 14 1 The Epistemic Impact of Medical Language research and practice. In what follows, we will study the reasons why the structure of medical language and the way concepts are introduced, interrelated with one another, and used in medicine, do matter practically, epistemically, and epistemologically.
Abandoning widespread, exclusive mono-categorizations such as “medicine is a science” versus “medicine is an art”, we have demonstrated that in declarations of the type “medicine is such and such”, the global term “medicine” should be diﬀerentiated to recognize that medicine, comprising many heterogeneous disciplines, belongs to a large number of categories. For example, without doubt biomedicine is natural science; clinical research, however, is practical science; it is also normative ethics; clinical practice is practiced morality; and so on.
We shall see below that this view is not quite correct. 3 on page 53). (5) A statement is a constative, speciﬁcally a constative type sentence. , “Elroy Fox has angina pectoris”. Statements too are linguistic entities. A constative token sentence will simply be referred to as a sentence. Note that sentences are used, whereas statements are made. A sentence is made up of words, a statement is made in words. The same sentence may be used to make diﬀerent statements. For instance, when I now say “I am 68 years old” and you also now say “I am 68 years old”, we are using one and the same sentence to make two diﬀerent statements which need not have the same truth value.