Cybersemiotics as a Transdisciplinary Model for Interdisciplinary Biosemiotic Pharmacology and Medicine

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    This chapter is based on the hypothesis, that the major problem of the dominating biomedicine paradigm of western medicine lies in its inability to include the psychological and sociological realities in its theoretical foundation for describing the healthy embodied person and develop models of the causes of health and illness as a basis for finding ways to treat illness. I believe that this is most clearly shown in the lack of explanation of placebo effects. A way to understand placebo effects is that they are caused by psychological and sociological meaning producing effects and they are outside the scope of the biomedical paradigm’s explanatory models.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationBiosemiotic Medicine : Healing in the World of Meaning
    EditorsFarzad Goli
    Place of PublicationCham
    PublisherSpringer Science+Business Media
    Publication date2016
    ISBN (Print)9783319350912
    ISBN (Electronic)9783319350929
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    SeriesStudies in Neuroscience, Consciousness and Spirituality

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