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Discovery in Medicine

Clarke, B; (2016) Discovery in Medicine. In: Solomon, M and Simon, JR and Kincaid, H, (eds.) The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Medicine. (pp. 285-295). Routledge: New York, NY, USA. Green open access

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Abstract

In this chapter, I discuss the discovery of McArdle disease. I then use two philosophical account of discovery – one by Thomas Kuhn, the other by Norwood Hanson – to argue against the idea that discovery is merely a psychological phenomenon.

Type: Book chapter
Title: Discovery in Medicine
ISBN-13: 9781138846791
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.4324/9781315720739.ch26
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315720739.ch26
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Discovery, McArdle, Medicine, Kuhn, Hanson
UCL classification: UCL
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URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1529294
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