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Philosophy of Medicine and Covid-19: Must Do Better

Broadbent, Alex (2022) Philosophy of Medicine and Covid-19: Must Do Better. Philosophy of Medicine, 3 (1). pp. 1-6. ISSN 2692-3963

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Abstract

The Covid-19 pandemic was a world event on our intellectual doorstep. What were our duties to respond, and how well did we respond? We published papers, but we did not engage extensively or influentially in public debate. Perhaps we felt we were not experts. Yet in a health crisis, philosophers of medicine can offer not only “conceptual clarification,” but also domain-specific knowledge concerning structural properties of relevant sciences and their social-political uses. I set out three conditions for the kind of contribution I felt was lacking: public, critical, and timely. And I call for us to do more of it.


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Broadbent, Alexalex.broadbent@durham.ac.uk0000-0001-5120-6584
Keywords: Covid-19 Philosophy of Medicine Philosophy of Epidemiology
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Medicine > Epidemiology
Specific Sciences > Medicine > Health and Disease
Depositing User: Professor Alex Broadbent
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2023 14:36
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2023 14:36
Item ID: 21621
Journal or Publication Title: Philosophy of Medicine
Publisher: University Library System, University of Pittsburgh
Official URL: https://philmed.pitt.edu/philmed/article/view/143
DOI or Unique Handle: https://doi.org/10.5195/pom.2022.143
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Medicine > Epidemiology
Specific Sciences > Medicine > Health and Disease
Date: 16 December 2022
Page Range: pp. 1-6
Volume: 3
Number: 1
ISSN: 2692-3963
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/21621

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