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Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison
This writer who has warned us of the “ideological” function of both the oeuvre and the author as unquestioned forms of discursive organization has gone quite far in constituting for both theseExpand
Crossroads in the Labyrinth
In a political version of the old biological cliché “ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny” Cornelius Castoriadis seems to embody in his personal evolution fetal stages in the labor pains of the leftExpand
The Theory of the Novel
Intrauterine pregnancy and aortic valve replacement.
The case described herein summarizes and discusses conflicts between maternal autonomy versus "fetal rights" and the potential for fetal complications following CPB. Expand
Is disease a natural kind?
  • R. D'amico
  • Philosophy, Medicine
  • The Journal of medicine and philosophy
  • 1 October 1995
In criticizing Lawrie Reznek's a priori, conceptual argument against naturalism, it is argued that his conclusion rests on a weaker argument that appeals to the empirical diversity in the symptoms and manifestations of disease. Expand
Evaluating the Reliability of a Marker-Less, Digital Video AnalysisApproach to Characterize Fire-fighter Trunk and Knee Postures During aLift Task: A Proof-of-Concept Study
Background: Valid and reliable postural assessment tools can better support injury prevention strategies. 3- dimensional movement analysis as the gold standard to assess human movement is often notExpand
Spreading disease: a controversy concerning the metaphysics of disease.
  • R. D'amico
  • Philosophy, Medicine
  • History and philosophy of the life sciences
  • 1998
It is argued that disease is not a value-laden concept and thus debates concerning it differ fundamentally from debates concerning health, harm, or suffering where evaluative judgements are central. Expand
Prevalence and distribution of musculoskeletal disorders in firefighters are influenced by age and length of service
The prevalence and severity of self-reported musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in firefighters and how these vary by demographics and length of service (LOS) are described. Expand