The Theology of Medicine: The Political-philosophical Foundations of Medical Ethics

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Syracuse University Press, 1988 - Medical - 170 pages
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Contents

The Moral Physician
1
Illness and Indignity
18
The Moral Justifications
24
The Ethics of Behavior Therapy
49
The Ethics of Suicide
68
Language and Lunacy
86
The Right to Health
100
Justice in the Therapeutic State
118
The Dlogic and Immorality of Involuntary Psychiatric
134
The Metaphors of Faith and Folly
140
Index
164
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About the author (1988)

Thomas Szasz was professor of psychiatry emeritus at the State University of New York Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York and adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute, Washington, DC. He was a big figure in the anti-psychitary movement, a critic of the moral and scientific foundation of psychiatry, and a critic of medicine in society in the social control aspect. His numerous works include The Age of Madness, Ideology and Insanity: Essays on the Psychiatric Dehumanization of Man, and Coercion as Cure: A Critical History of Psychiatry.

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