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HAPM

HAPM

   Second, revised and enlarged
   edition, April 2015

   1224 + XXVII pages,
   120 figures, 63 tables

 

   Foreword
   Preface 1
   Preface 2
   Introduction
   Table of Contents

 


 

Preface to the Second Edition 2015

This is a book for those who understand it, or are willing to do so, but not for those who don't understand it (see p. 887). So, reviews and public comments by members of the latter category are unwelcome. The volume is a carefully revised and considerably enlarged new edition. Type-setting errors and other bugs have been corrected and three flawed figures have been redrawn. Other changes made include some stylistic amendments and the following additions and expansions, which have increased the number of parts from VIII to IX, of chapters from 30 to 34, of figures by 4, of tables by 2, and of pages by 91:

Added:

• Sections 3.4–3.5: The Pragmatic Impact of Medical Language + The
Communal Origin of Medical Language (pp. 58–59),
• Chapter 4: Medical Linguistics (pp. 61–68),
• Subsection 17.4.4: Probabilistic Networks (pp. 626–627),
• Part VI: Medical Artificial Intelligence (pp. 709–743).

Expanded:

• Subsubsection "Free will": (pp. 156–162),
• Section 9.1.2: Dynamic, Branching Clinical Questionnaires (301–312),
• Section 17.3: Modal Logics in Medicine (pp. 614–619),
• Subsection 17.5.4: Fuzzy Logic in Biomedicine (pp. 665–683),
• Section 24.3: Misdiagnoses (pp. 821–826),
• Chapter 27: Perspectivism (pp. 875–884),
• Subsection 33.1.5: Bayes's Theorem (pp. 1050–1053),
• Subsection 34.2.4: Degrees of Fuzziness and Clarity (pp. 1079–1083),
• Section 34.5: Summary (pp. 1114–1120).

October 15, 2013

Kazem Sadegh-Zadeh
Emeritus Professor of Philosophy of Medicine
University of Münster, Germany