Your Waterstones card is changing, introducing...
TELL ME MORE
Confessions of a Medicine Man: An Essay in Popular Philosophy - A Bradford Book (Paperback)
  • Confessions of a Medicine Man: An Essay in Popular Philosophy - A Bradford Book (Paperback)
zoom

Confessions of a Medicine Man: An Essay in Popular Philosophy - A Bradford Book (Paperback)

(author)
£24.00
Paperback 179 Pages / Published: 28/02/2000
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
A physician/philosopher uses anecdotes, historical narrative, and philosophical concepts to draw a moral portrait of the doctor-patient relationship. "My mission is to analyze medicines ethical structure. I do so as both a physician and a philosopher. Of my two voices, it is the latter that is informed by the former.... As a physician I have sought professional solutions to the frustrations of fighting a medical system that has become increasingly hostile to my standards of care for my patients; as a philosopher I will explore here the ethical issues I believe are the root of our predicament."-from the introduction. In Confessions of a Medicine Man, Alfred Tauber probes the ethical structure of contemporary medicine in an argument accessible to lay readers, healthcare professionals, and ethicists alike. Through personal anecdote, historical narrative, and philosophical discussion, Tauber composes a moral portrait of the doctor-patient relationship. In a time when discussion has focused on market forces, he seeks to show how our basic conceptions of health, the body, and most fundamentally our very notion of selfhood frame our experience of illness. Arguing against an ethics based on a presumed autonomy, Tauber presents a relational ethic that must orient medical science and a voracious industry back to their primary moral responsibility: the empathetic response to the call of the ill.

Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
ISBN: 9780262700726
Number of pages: 179
Weight: 318 g
Dimensions: 226 x 150 x 13 mm

You may also be interested in...

Poverty Safari
Added to basket
£7.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Social Contract
Added to basket
The Art of Logic
Added to basket
£14.99
Hardback
A Little History of Philosophy
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Why Marx Was Right
Added to basket
The Righteous Mind
Added to basket
Meditations
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
12 Rules for Life
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.00
Hardback
From Bacteria to Bach and Back
Added to basket
Meditations
Added to basket
£4.99
Paperback
The Road Less Travelled
Added to basket
So You've Been Publicly Shamed
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Daily Stoic
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Against Empathy
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Silence
Added to basket
£9.99
Hardback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.