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Medical Empiricism and Causation

Medical Empiricism and Causation AbstractThe Empirical school of medicine, which arose in the third century BCE, defined itself in opposition to rationalist tendencies in medical thought. Causal explanation, which typically appeals to hidden, theoretical entities, is most at home in rationalist physiology and pathology, and much of what the Empiricists had to say about causes belongs to their anti-rationalist polemics. Over the course of the school’s history, however, some members appropriated the language and idea of cause, though always in ways that was consistent with its defining commitment to Empiricism. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Elenchos de Gruyter

Medical Empiricism and Causation

Elenchos , Volume 42 (1): 23 – Aug 26, 2021

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de Gruyter
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© 2021 Walter de Gruyter GmbH, Berlin/Boston
ISSN
0392-7342
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2037-7177
DOI
10.1515/elen-2021-0005
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Abstract

AbstractThe Empirical school of medicine, which arose in the third century BCE, defined itself in opposition to rationalist tendencies in medical thought. Causal explanation, which typically appeals to hidden, theoretical entities, is most at home in rationalist physiology and pathology, and much of what the Empiricists had to say about causes belongs to their anti-rationalist polemics. Over the course of the school’s history, however, some members appropriated the language and idea of cause, though always in ways that was consistent with its defining commitment to Empiricism.

Journal

Elenchosde Gruyter

Published: Aug 26, 2021

Keywords: ancient medicine; Empiricism; Rationalism; causation

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