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Ereshefsky on Health and Disease

The latest episode of Jonathan Fuller's "Philosophers on Medicine" podcast features Marc Ereshefsky, professor of philosophy at the University of Calgary, addressing the concepts of health and disease as they relate to the philosophy of medicine. 

Is health merely the absence of disease? Is disease a biological concept, a value-laden concept, or both? Why is it important that we dissect these concepts? Should we do away with them altogether, at least when it comes to the hard cases that generate controversy over who counts as healthy or diseased? Listen to the podcast online at

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