The Philosophy of Public Health


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Public health is a particular area of medical practice that raises a series of philosophical issues that require urgent discussion. The philosophy of public health includes metaphysical questions such as, what do we mean by 'public' in public health? How ought we to conceptualise the idea of 'populations'? Are they merely aggregations of individuals? It also includes epistemological questions such as, what methods are most appropriate for thinking about public health? How do empirical and normative issues relate to each ...

The Philosophy of Public Health 2016, Routledge

ISBN-13: 9781138259676

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The Philosophy of Public Health 2009, Routledge

ISBN-13: 9780754660439