EPISTEMOLOGICAL AND SOCIOLOGICAL ASPECTS IN CONTEMPORARY MEDICINE
Keywords:medicine, medical sociology, metaphysics, organicism, humanism.
Today we need new developments regarding new issues and perspectives of medical research, but also of medical realities. The fast changing world brings new types of illnesses, new ways to understand them, and this might require a revision of the old views and ways to practice medicine. This paper tries to discuss the main positions regarding the medical science, from a meta-theoretical point of view, and also from the technical, concrete point of view. There are those who argue that today medicine should turn to a more “humanistic” approach, and that this approach can help solve problems that seemed unsolvable in the past.
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