Philosophy of medicine: should it be teleologically or socially construed?

Kennedy Inst Ethics J. 2001 Jun;11(2):169-80. doi: 10.1353/ken.2001.0015.


This response to Kevin Wildes's article in the previous issue of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal addresses several major points of disagreement between Pellegrino and Wildes regarding the nature and scope of a philosophy of medicine, in particular how it is derived and by what method of philosophical enquiry it is best pursued.

MeSH terms

  • Ethical Analysis
  • Ethical Theory*
  • Ethics, Medical*
  • Philosophy, Medical*
  • Physician-Patient Relations
  • Sociology, Medical*