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Философия на медицината: върху някои аспекти на понятието „болест“
Philosophy of Medicine: On Some Aspects of the Concept of “Disease”

Author(s): Yulia Vasseva-Dikova
Subject(s): Philosophy, Epistemology, Philosophy of Science
Published by: Институт за изследвания на обществата и знанието при БАН
Keywords: philosophy of medicine; concept of disease; normativist; naturalist; epistemology

Summary/Abstract: One of the central problems in the field of contemporary philosophy of medicine is the analysis of the concepts of health and disease. The article focuses on the discussions between normativists and naturalists regarding the role of values in the semantical analysis of the concepts of disease and health. The role of norm and anomaly is emphasized. The article specifically devotes attention to the different epistemological roles ascribed to norms and anomalies in contemporary medical science and theories. The article highlights the importance of nonclassical logic (fuzzy logic) for the philosophical analysis of “health” and “disease”.

  • Issue Year: XXVII/2018
  • Issue No: 6
  • Page Range: 143-149
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: English, Bulgarian