Doctor-patient-interaction is non-holistic.

  • Halvor Nordby
  • Published 2003 in Medicine, health care, and philosophy


In recent philosophy of mind a non-holistic view on concept possession, originally developed by Tyler Burge, has emerged as an alternative to holistic analyses of language mastery. The article discusses the implications of this view for analyses of communication in doctor-patient-interaction. The central question Burge's theory gives an answer to is this… (More)