Rik van der Linden

Erasmus MC
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    Health and disease as practical concepts: exploring function in context-specific definitions
    with Maartje Schermer
    Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 25 (1): 131-140. 2021.
    Despite the longstanding debate on definitions of health and disease concepts, and the multitude of accounts that have been developed, no consensus has been reached. This is problematic, as the way we define health and disease has far-reaching practical consequences. In recent contributions it is proposed to view health and disease as practical- and plural concepts. Instead of searching for a general definition, it is proposed to stipulate context-specific definitions. However, it is not clear h…Read more