Health, Illness and Disease: Philosophical Essays

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What counts as health or ill health? How do we deal with the fallibility of our own bodies? Should illness and disease be considered simply in biological terms, or should considerations of its emotional impact dictate our treatment of it? Our understanding of health and illness had become increasingly more complex in the modern world, as we are able to use medicine not only to fight disease but to control other aspects of our bodies, whether mood, blood pressure, or cholesterol. This collection of essays foregrounds the ...

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Health, Illness and Disease: Philosophical Essays
2012, Acumen Publishing Ltd, Durham

ISBN-13: 9781844655434


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