On a Philosophy of Individualized Medicine: Conceptual and Ethical Questions.

Ott, Konrad and Fischer, Tobias (2015) On a Philosophy of Individualized Medicine: Conceptual and Ethical Questions. In: Individualized Medicine. ; 7 , ed. by Fischer, Tobias, Langanke, Martin, Marschall , Paul and Michl , Susanne. Springer, Berlin, pp. 115-163. DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-11719-5_8.

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This chapter deals with the conceptual layers of Individualized Medicine (IM). These layers are analyzed as follows: First, the method of critical reconstruction is outlined. Second, the concept of IM is analyzed according to its constitutive momenta (stratification, diagnosis, prediction, prevention, risk). Third, IM is related to four different medical approaches (lifeworld, conventional medicine, alternative ways of healing, genomics/genetics). Fourth, the discussion of its ethical implications focusses on three crucial topics: “cura sui” (Foucault), solidarity and informed consent. Finally we want the composed IM framing to be determined as a “Fröhliche Wissenschaft” (Nietzsche). The chapter adopts not a classical bioethical perspective, but tries to show how IM refers to philosophical and even anthropological questions. This rather uncommon perspective however might lead to contribute to an improved, i.e. more reflective and critical self-understanding of medicine.

Document Type: Book chapter
Keywords: Individualized Medicine Conceptional analysis Philosophy of medicine Ethics Anthropology GANI_MED Stratification Prediction Prevention
Research affiliation: Kiel University
DOI etc.: 10.1007/978-3-319-11719-5_8
ISSN: 2211-3495
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2017 20:45
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2017 20:45
URI: http://oceanrep.geomar.de/id/eprint/37248

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