Medicine from Art to Science: The Role of Complexity and Evolution / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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Among the arguments to delegitimise medicine as part of the natural sciences are the uniqueness and the historicity of medical entities and events. Natural-science medicine deals, however, with general and not individual knowledge, with phenomena belonging to classes or groups of natural events. Medicine is part of the natural sciences because it deals with objective alterations of natural processes and with the scientific method, and, like the other natural sciences, aims to understand the mechanisms underlying diseases through universal principles. In spite of the difficulties, due to insufficient knowledge of preceding conditions,complexity of living systems and occurrence of variations outside of the observable, medical predictions are not wild guesses but rational scientific anticipations. Similarly to the other natural sciences, clinical explanations aim to show that medical events are expected on the basis of conditions and covering laws.
|Publisher:||IOS Press, Incorporated|
|Series:||Veneto Institute of Sciences, Letters and Arts Sciences Series|
|Product dimensions:||6.40(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.70(d)|
|Age Range:||17 Years|