Relativism and the social scientific study of medicine.

  • Mark W Risjord
  • Published 1993 in The Journal of medicine and philosophy


Does the social scientific study of medicine require a commitment to relativism? Relativism claims that some subject (e.g., knowledge claims or moral judgments) is relative to a background (e.g., a culture or conceptual scheme) and that judgments about the subject are incommensurable. Examining the concept of success as it appears in orthodox and… (More)


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