What are chronic diseases?

What kind of a thing are chronic diseases? Are they objects, bundles of signs and symptoms, properties, processes, or fictions? Rather than using concept analysis—the standard approach to disease in the philosophy of medicine—to answer this metaphysical question, I use a bottom-up, inductive approac...

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Published in:Synthese : An International Journal for Epistemology, Methodology and Philosophy of Science, Vol. 195, No. 7 (2018), p. 3197-3220
Main Author: Fuller, Jonathan
Format: electronic Article
Language:English
ISSN:1573-0964
Physical Description:Online-Ressource
DOI:10.1007/s11229-017-1368-1
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