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Putting phenomenology in its place: some limits of a phenomenology of medicine
  • J. Sholl
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Theoretical medicine and bioethics
  • 17 November 2015
Several philosophers have recently argued that phenomenology is well-suited to help understand the concepts of health, disease, and illness. The general claim is that by better analysing how illnessExpand
Biomarkers of Health and Healthy Ageing from the Outside-In
Understanding the phenomenon of health is crucial for ageing research since there is often an implicit view on what constitutes health and how to measure it. We provide some reflections on how weExpand
Escaping the Conceptual Analysis Straitjacket: Pathological Mechanisms and Canguilhem’s Biological Philosophy
  • J. Sholl
  • Medicine
  • Perspectives in biology and medicine
  • 2015
This essay discusses four key criticisms recently leveled against the main attempts to use conceptual analysis to understand health and disease. First, it examines the weaknesses of these attemptsExpand
The muddle of medicalization: pathologizing or medicalizing?
  • J. Sholl
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Theoretical medicine and bioethics
  • 4 July 2017
Medicalization appears to be an issue that is both ubiquitous and unquestionably problematic as it seems to signal at once a social and existential threat. This perception of medicalization, however,Expand
Can aging research generate a theory of health?
  • J. Sholl
  • Medicine
  • History and philosophy of the life sciences
  • 25 March 2021
While aging research and policy aim to promote 'health' at all ages, there remains no convincing explanation of what this 'health' is. In this paper, I investigate whether we can find, implicitExpand
Towards a Critique of Normalization: Canguilhem and Boorse
In this chapter, we flesh out some aspects of what can be called the normalization view, which involves the attempt to provide a definition of normality that can then be used as a standard toExpand
Contextualizing Medical Norms: Georges Canguilhem’s Surnaturalism
One of the key criticisms of understanding health in terms of adaptation to one’s environment is that medical judgments should be able to apply across environments. If we say that a condition isExpand
Evolution and Normativity
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