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AGUIRRE DEL BUSTO, Rosa Luisa. Social theory, reflective ness and medicine: towards an ethical encounter. Rev Hum Med [online]. 2006, vol.6, n.2, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1727-8120.
The principle of reflectiveness is used a methodological tool (from the transformer critical perspective inaugurated by original Marxism) in the evaluation of the visions contributed by the positivism in general and in particular in medicine, considerating their consequences on society like a whole in the western civilization. In this work the use of reflectiveness is not developed in the technical- instrumental sense, but like a tool that shows the way the studies about society can influence, and in fact they influence, in the subsequent that will occur in the social whole. At the same time the emergency of the ethics and the necessity of a new encounter with it is pondered. In the sense of understanding it is a supporting part of the knowledge and of our daily work as much in the social aspect as in medicine. The relevance of the current axiologic revolution is ment to go toward more scientific and, therefore, human practices in contemporary medical knowledge
Keywords : PHILOSOPHY; MEDICAL PHILOSOPHY; SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY.