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Diseases as Social Problems

Saborido, Cristian and Zamora Bonilla, Jesús (2024) Diseases as Social Problems. [Preprint]

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Abstract

In this paper we articulate a characterization of the concept of disease as a social problem. We argue that,
from a social ontology point of view, diseases are problems that are identified and addressed within the
framework of concrete social institutions and practices (those that shape medicine). This approach allows
us to overcome the classical distinction between naturalist and normativist approaches in the philosophy
of medicine, taking into account both the material and the symbolic factors that shape the categories and
determine the practices of medicine.


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Item Type: Preprint
Creators:
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Saborido, Cristiancristian.saborido@fsof.uned.es
Zamora Bonilla, Jesúsjpzb@fsof.uned.es
Keywords: Disease, philosophy of medicine, social ontology, social problem
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Medicine
General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
General Issues > Science and Society
Depositing User: Dr. Cristian Saborido
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2024 05:32
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2024 05:32
Item ID: 22876
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Medicine
General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
General Issues > Science and Society
Date: 2024
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/22876

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