Modern medicine’s picture of human nature offers challenges and opportunities to the humanities
There is much talk these days about “the medical humanities”, although we still await agreement on its meaning and importance. I think the key lies in appreciating how medicine and the humanities share in an endeavour larger than either alone — the endeavour of understanding the human condition. In this, medicine and the humanities have much to offer each other. My framework begins with an observation about knowledge, scientific and otherwise.
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