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American Philosophy


Introduction to the conceptual foundations of medicine, especially the concepts of health and illness, professional intervention, healing, controlling the time and manner of dying, placebo, pain and suffering, personal and social responsibility for disease, and the relationships between medicine and science, law, politics and drug/device manufacturers.

Students entering 2012 or after: satisfies the Philosophical and Religious Perspectives distribution requirement.
Students entering before 2012: satisfies one half of the Religion and Philosophy distribution requirement.