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By Barbara Maier

This booklet explores at the moment unchallenged equipment in drugs, resembling “evidence-based medicine”, from the views of humanism and philosophy of drugs. The booklet discusses problems with scientific therapy and ethical techniques and exhibits the most powerful arguments. those arguments are in this case subjected to serious research. The ebook comprises new methods of pondering and explains, makes use of and exemplifies the “metaphorical method”. The e-book argues that decision-making in drugs is insufficient except grounded on a philosophy of medication. As a part of its argumentation, the ebook explores the insights provided by means of sensible and humanistic philosophy and by way of inventive and important thinkers who're engaged on subject matters appropriate to drugs. From this, a brand new and priceless definition of philosophy of lifestyles emerges: an excellent way of life now not easily capacity getting physical exertion and abstaining from cigarettes and alcohol; it additionally ability residing a holistic existence together with all of one’s considering, character and actions.

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Infinity” is a pseudo-scientific term and “eternity” even more so. “Being” as used in “human being” is a rather empty term. A human would be more clear and without metaphysical baggage. The philosophy of the natural and social sciences is basically an analysis of the concepts, including definitions, the basic terms and the methods in each science. When this is accomplished the terms and methods are typically found to be unacceptable. If science means true facts, there is no science. There are only more or less well confirmed hypotheses and statistical correlations.

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