Selected aspects in the philosophy of cardiac care

Authors: R. Adamczyk
Published in: Kardiol Rev Int Med 2013, 15(3): 181-184


The article discusses selected aspects in the philosophy of cardiac care in relation to ontological, gnoseological and axiological issues. Philoso­phical perspectives in care are integrated in a general philosophical framework and the heart archetype is mentioned as an illustration of intersections between medical and philosophical enquiry.

cardiology –  philosophy –  medical care –  ontology –  gnoseology –  axiology


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