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Title: Philosophy of medicine : is there such a thing? : part 2
Authors: Mallia, Pierre
Keywords: Medicine -- Philosophy
Medical ethics
Issue Date: 2008-09
Publisher: Medical Portals Ltd.
Citation: Mallia, P. (2008). Philosophy of medicine : is there such a thing? : part 2. The Synapse : the Medical Professionals' Network, 5, 14.
Abstract: If medicine had no philosophy, no ethos, then there is nothing to stop us from making profit the main principle and from considering the motive factor as morally correct. This would be relativism at its best. Even if paradigms may be the rule of the day, it does not mean they are always correct (and many, including myself, do not believe in Big Bang, a term which after all was coined by its great opponent Fred Hoyle. Many are blind however and continue to work notwithstanding many unanswered questions). What results is that we try to build an ethics which suits our needs, as scientists would try to work around experiments which prove rather than disprove a theory.
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