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Publication - Professor Havi Carel

    Whose values? Whose reasons? A commentary on Rethinking disease

    A fresh diagnosis and a new philosophical treatment' by Powell and Scarffe

    Citation

    Carel, H, 2019, ‘Whose values? Whose reasons? A commentary on Rethinking disease: A fresh diagnosis and a new philosophical treatment' by Powell and Scarffe’. Journal of Medical Ethics, vol 45., pp. 592-593

    Abstract

    In this short commentary, I reflect on the new definition of disease proposed by Powell and Scarffe. I suggest that the method they appeal to as objective, namely, rational justification, is open to several criticisms, which I outline and discuss.

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