Giovanni Boniolo

Medical Humanities: For a Philosophy of Biomedicine

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Keywords: Logic and Biochemical Processes; Ontology and Biological Individuality; Epistemology and Clinical Death.

After a quick review of how new advancements in the field of molecular biology have changed medicine and, thereby, the philosophy of medicine, I focus on three themes: 1) the logical problem of constructing a computational language for molecular biology; 2) the ontological problem concerning who we are from a biological point of view; 3) the epistemological problem regarding the status of the many definitions of clinical death.

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