Tropical Medicine: A Clinical Text, 8th Edition, Revised and Expanded

Tropical Medicine: A Clinical Text, 8th Edition, Revised and Expanded

Annika Thiem
Copyright Date: 2008
Published by: Fordham University Press
Pages: 322
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    Tropical Medicine: A Clinical Text, 8th Edition, Revised and Expanded
    Book Description:

    The history of tropical medicine is as dramatic as the story of mankind--with its own myths and legends, with tales of epidemics destroying whole civilizations; and, still today, with silent stealth, these diseases claim more lives than all the current wars combined. Having had the privilege of working throughout Africa, Asia, and Latin America, as well as in the great medical centers of Europe and the United States, the author presents the essential details for understanding pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, therapy, and prevention of the major tropical diseases. The text, now in its seventh edition, has been used for a half-century by medical students, practicing physicians, and public health workers around the world. This fascinating book should also be of interest to a broad, nonmedical readership interested in world affairs. All royalties from the sale of this book go to the training of humanitarian workers.

    eISBN: 978-0-8232-4955-8
    Subjects: Philosophy, Health Sciences

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-iv)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. v-vi)
    (pp. vii-viii)
    (pp. ix-xii)
  5. Introduction
    (pp. 1-18)

    While it is a commonplace to begin with the question of how to live well, it seems to me that we still run up against this question time and again—this question that Socrates posed as the central question for philosophy. Living with others as we do, this question also means how to live well given the social circumstances we find ourselves in. How to live well? How to know what to do? What resources can aid and guide us in our personal and social life? These questions, perhaps generally considered as questions of ethics and morality, have ambivalent histories....

  6. Part One Challenges to the Subject
    • ONE Subjects in Subjection: Bodies, Desires, and the Psychic Life of Norms
      (pp. 21-50)

      That our bodies, our desires, and even our psychic lives are not separable from the way that norms and social power act on us is not just an uncomfortable thought or a theory that adequately seems to sum up experiences that we might have had. If we think about it a bit longer, then this concept puts our commitments to the test about how we think about our capacity to decide and act independently from these norms. The subject of moral philosophy is often cast as that of an agent who breaks with the power of these norms in rational...

    • TWO Moral Subjects and Agencies of Morality
      (pp. 51-92)

      The subject as an autonomous knowing and acting subject in control of him-or herself has come into question not only because of the theoretical interventions from various intellectual camps, such as psychoanalysis, poststructuralism, feminism, and postcolonial studies. Much more mundanely, our daily experiences often make us—sometimes painfully—aware of the limits of our knowledge of and control over ourselves, others, and the situations in which we have to act. How to best respond to the overwhelmed friend, the talkative person on the bus, the nagging child, or the heartbroken neighbor? When we read the newspaper or follow the daily...

  7. Part Two Responsibility
    • THREE Responsibility as Response: Levinas and Responsibility for Others
      (pp. 95-143)

      Subject formation in relation to responsibility and moral philosophy pertains to the question of what it means to think about the formation of the subject as an ethical subject or, in other words, as an ethical agent. It is possible to approach this question of ethical agency through the issues of the will and intentionality, as described in the last chapter, in order to outline how questions of responsibility can guide decision-making and deliberation as modes of intentional action. But rather than taking such an approach, I would like to begin this discussion by reflecting on the consequences for thinking...

    • FOUR Ambivalent Desires of Responsibility: Laplanche and Psychoanalytic Translations
      (pp. 144-184)

      Given contemporary critiques of the subject and of the moral subject in particular, the project of this book is to consider the implications of these critiques for rethinking moral philosophy. If we start with a revised understanding of the subject in terms of its formation, rethinking responsibility consequently becomes a pressing question, since we no longer have the subject unquestionably as that of a self-conscious and self-knowing moral agent. Thinking about subject formation in the place of a theory of the subject means considering the histories and processes of this formation not as external or prior to what this subject...

  8. Part Three Critique
    • FIVE The Aporia of Critique and the Future of Moral Philosophy
      (pp. 187-224)

      My discussion of responsibility as a key concept for moral philosophy in previous chapters centers on articulating responsibility in terms of responding to others and as a mode of relating and being with others. Responsibility as a question and problematic of moral conduct emerges as a genuinely ethical question because of our condition of being with others. I argue in the two preceding chapters not for disposing of accountability and judgment but instead that our understanding of accountability and judgment changes if we approach these questions with responsibility posed as primarily a question of how to respond well to others....

    • SIX Critique and Political Ethics: Justice as a Question
      (pp. 225-256)

      None of us live as fully self-sufficient, autonomous beings; we are implicated in the lives of others not only at the beginning and end of our lives, but all throughout them. We live with others, proximate to others whom we encounter personally, whom we might wish to encounter, or whom we might wish that we would need not encounter, and with others whom we might never meet directly, but whose lives and plights are nonetheless enmeshed with ours, and not always for the better. A few of us live in relatively great wealth and comfort, consume more of the earth’s...

  9. NOTES
    (pp. 257-284)
  10. Works Cited
    (pp. 285-296)
  11. INDEX
    (pp. 297-310)