A Rules-Analysis, following Foucault, of the Birth of Clinical Medicine 

David Braybrooke, Bryson Brown, Peter K. Schotch and Laura Byrne

in Logic on the Track of Social Change

Published in print December 1995 | ISBN: 9780198235309
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191679056 | DOI:

Series: Clarendon Library of Logic and Philosophy

A Rules-Analysis, following Foucault, of the Birth of Clinical Medicine 

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The preceding chapters showed how our logic can identify more precisely the rules prevailing in the status quo ante and the rules supplanting them in the status quo post. It was also shown how the logic can identify what difficulties beset the former rules that the latter ones escape. This chapter advances to an application wherein the process of change itself is tracked in detail and comes to close grips with several quandaries. It presents Foucault's general account of the origin of clinical medicine. It then offers a rules-analysis of certain topics selected from that account as having central importance.

Keywords: logic; rules; change; social rules; clinical medicine; Foucault

Chapter.  8595 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic

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