I’m spending July finalising my manuscript for a book that was to be called Philosophy of Medicine which is under contract with Oxford University Press. However, Routledge has this year published Philosophy of Medicine: An Introduction by the excellent Thompson and Upshur. Do I change my title, or not?
The contents are quite different as you can see by comparing the ToC of that book and the (latest) ToC of my own, below (on which comments are very welcome of course).
My book ends up defending a position that I call Medical Cosmopolitanism, and I could use this as the title, perhaps with a subtitle like “What is medicine and what should we think of it?” or something. But I worry that Medical Cosmopolitanism is going to be confusing.
Any thoughts and ideas are welcome!
My latest ToC:
About this Book
Ch 1: What Is Philosophy of Medicine?
Ch 2: Medical Traditions
Ch 3: The Point of Medicine
Ch 4: What Are Doctors Good At?
Ch 5: Evidence-Based Medicine
Ch 6: Person and Medicine
Ch 7: Medical Nihilism
Ch 8: Alternatives and Medical Dissidence
Ch 9: Decolonizing Medicine
Ch 10: Health and Disease
Ch 11: Medical Cosmopolitanism