International conference on the social sciences and medicine. Peebles (GBR), 1992/09/14.
Most studies of disease distribution, in medical geography and other related disciplines, have been empirical in nature and rooted in the assumptions of logical positivism.
However, some of the more newly articulated philosophies of the social sciences, and of social theory, have much to add in the understanding of the processes and mechanisms underlying disease distribution.
This paper represents a plea for creative synthesis between logical positivism and realism or structuration, and uses specific examples to suggest how disease distribution, as a surface phenomenon, can be explained using deeper analysis.
Mots-clés Pascal : Morbidité, Répartition géographique, Ecologie, Etude théorique, Epistémologie, Analyse sociologique, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Morbidity, Geographic distribution, Ecology, Theoretical study, Epistemology, Social analysis, Human
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