The prototype resemblance theory of disease.

  title={The prototype resemblance theory of disease.},
  author={Kazem Sadegh-Zadeh},
  journal={The Journal of medicine and philosophy},
  volume={33 2},
In a previous paper the concept of disease was fuzzy-logically analyzed and a sketch was given of a prototype resemblance theory of disease (Sadegh-Zadeh (2000). J. Med. Philos., 25:605-38). This theory is outlined in the present paper. It demonstrates what it means to say that the concept of disease is a nonclassical one and, therefore, not amenable to traditional methods of inquiry. The theory undertakes a reconstruction of disease as a category that in contradistinction to traditional views… CONTINUE READING

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