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The Anticipatory Corpse: Medicine, Power, and the Care of the Dying

Year 2014, Volume 11, Issue 1, 149 - 151, 01.05.2014

Abstract

The Anticipatory Corpse: Medicine, Power, and the Care of the Dying by Jeffrey Bishop is an absorbing analysis of how contemporary medicine’s epistemology and metaphysics relate to the dying body and death in a biomedical context. From the perspectives of medicine, philosophy, and history, Bishop’s powerful synthesis is aimed at medicine’s attainment of power and efficient control over life, death, and dying in the twentieth century. Moreover, his thesis can aptly be interpreted as a counter to the arguments of Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris, and Christopher Hitchens who have declared religion the loser in the centuries old war between science and religion. 

References

  • JEFFREY BISHOP, The Anticipatory Corpse: Medicine, Power, and the Care of the Dying (University of Notre Dame Press, 2011), 432 pp. ISBN 978-0-268-02227-3

The Anticipatory Corpse: Medicine, Power, and the Care of the Dying

Year 2014, Volume 11, Issue 1, 149 - 151, 01.05.2014

Abstract

The Anticipatory Corpse: Medicine, Power, and the Care of the Dying by Jeffrey Bishop is an absorbing analysis of how contemporary medicine’s epistemology and metaphysics relate to the dying body and death in a biomedical context. From the perspectives of medicine, philosophy, and history, Bishop’s powerful synthesis is aimed at medicine’s attainment of power and efficient control over life, death, and dying in the twentieth century. Moreover, his thesis can aptly be interpreted as a counter to the arguments of Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris, and Christopher Hitchens who have declared religion the loser in the centuries old war between science and religion. 

References

  • JEFFREY BISHOP, The Anticipatory Corpse: Medicine, Power, and the Care of the Dying (University of Notre Dame Press, 2011), 432 pp. ISBN 978-0-268-02227-3

Details

Primary Language English
Subjects Social
Journal Section Book Reviews
Authors

Darrell Kirtland SHOMAKER This is me (Primary Author)
Jefferson College of Health Sciences
United States

Publication Date May 1, 2014
Published in Issue Year 2014, Volume 11, Issue 1

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APA Shomaker, D. K. (2014). The Anticipatory Corpse: Medicine, Power, and the Care of the Dying . Cankaya University Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences , 11 (1) , 149-151 . Retrieved from https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/cankujhss/issue/44412/551957


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