Christian Wolff’s Philosophy of Medicine: An Early Functional Analysis of Health and Disease

@inproceedings{Camposampiero2016ChristianWP,
  title={Christian Wolff’s Philosophy of Medicine: An Early Functional Analysis of Health and Disease},
  author={Matteo Favaretti Camposampiero},
  year={2016}
}
In the late 1720s and early 1730s, Christian Wolff writes a series of short treatises on general medical concepts such as health, disease, cause of disease, symptom, etc. The paper makes the claim that these texts should be considered as a pioneering attempt at developing a systematic philosophy of medicine based on metaphysical and epistemological investigations on medical concepts, doctrines, and practices. The main focus is on Wolff’s analysis of the concepts of health and disease in… CONTINUE READING

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