Guérison, religion et raison
De la médecine hippocratique aux neurosciences
Textes réunis et édités par Véronique Boudon-Millot et Serena Buzzi
The aim of this volume is to take into account the main cultural, philosophical, psychological, social and cultural aspects, which come into play in the healing process over a long period of time, from the beginning of western medicine of Hippocratic tradition in Greece during the 5th century BC to the latest advances in neuroscience. Therefore this study lies at the intersection of medicine and philosophy, but also of history of science, ideas and religions. By focusing on the two fields of “rational” and “alternative” medicine, it attempts in particular to enlighten the physician’s cognitive process at the origin of the decision-making and the role of reason and religion in the success or failure of treatment for the patient.