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This volume reprints in a scholar's edition the first English-language texts on bioethics, John Gregory's (1724-1773) Observations on the Duties and Offices of a Physician and on the Method of Prosecuting Enquiries in Philosophy (London, 1770) and Lectures on the Duties and Qualifications of a Physician (London, 1772). Five previously unpublished manuscripts of Gregory's lectures are also included. An introduction places Gregory's medical ethics and philosophy of medicine in their eighteenth-century contexts of Scottish Enlightenment history and culture, Baconian science and philosophy of medicine, medical practice, the feminine and feminist philosophy of the Bluesking Circle, and moral sense philosophy, particularly David Hume's concept of sympathy, and provides a bibliography of primary and secondary sources as an aid to teaching and future scholarship. The book's index provides access to Gregory's texts, by using both historical terms and current terminology of bioethics.
A volume in the subseries Classics of Medical Ethics.

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Reprints the first English-language texts on bio-ethics, John Gregory's (1724-1773) Observations on the Duties and Offices of a Physician and on the Method of Prosecuting Enquiries in Philosophy (London, 1770) and Lectures on the Duties and Qualifications of a Physician (London, 1772). Also included are five previously unpublished manuscripts of Gregory's lectures. A lengthy introduction places Gregory's medical ethics and philosophy in the context of the 18th century Scottish Enlightenment and other cultural phenomena of the era, including the thought of Francis Bacon, the feminine ethics and feminist philosophy of the Bluestocking Circle, and moral sense philosophy, particularly David Hume's concept of sympathy. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789048150151
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 12/3/2010
  • Series: Philosophy and Medicine / Classics of Medical Ethics Series , #57
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 254
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction; L.B. McCullough. I. Contents of this Book. II. A Biographical Sketch of John Gregory. III. Gregory's Medical Ethics. A: Gregory's Problem List: Eighteenth-Century British Medicine. B: Baconian Experimental Method and Philosophy of Medicine. C: Hume's Principle of Sympathy. D: Gregory's Feminine Ethics. IV. Gregory's Observations and Lectures. V. Primary and Secondary Sources Related to Gregory. A: Primary Sources. B: Secondary Sources. Bibliography. Part II: Texts. Manuscript Sources. Published Work by John Gregory. Notes. Index.

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