Expansion of rawls' theory of justice as fairness to health care

Alpınar, Zümrüt
This thesis aims to contribute to Norman Daniels' expansion of Rawls' theory of Justice as Fairness to health care by considering individual responsibility in maintaining and restoring health. The thesis also considers transplantation as a special case and develops a Rawlsian model for transplantation.


The concepts of health and sickness in Nietzsche's philosophy
Akbalık, Bilge; Parkan, Barış; Department of Philosophy (2009)
The purpose of the present study is to assess the role of the concepts of health and sickness in Nietzsche’s philosophy. While doing this, our basic presupposition will be that these concepts owe their special place to their being the new criteria for Nietzsche’s project of revaluation of all existing values. Nietzsche was philosophizing in the face of the crisis of 19th century Europe, that is, nihilism. According to him, Western traditional thought is based on an otherworldly oriented conception of life t...
A discussion on how to formulate the question of contingency in Leibniz's system: a logical approach
Besler, Arman; Grünberg, David; Department of Philosophy (2008)
The main objective of this study is to shed light on some difficulties involved in the formulation of the problem of contingency in Leibniz’s philosophical system. Leibniz’s mature philosophy is characterized by the solutions he proposes for this problem, and the ontological ideas underlying or assisting them. ‘The problem of contingency’ refers to the tension between his conceptual containment theory of truth and his claim that true existential propositions that is, propositions which concern actual indiv...
Nietzsche’s perspectivist epistemology : epistemological implications of will to power
Soysal, Soner; Turan, Şeref Halil; Department of Philosophy (2007)
The aim of this study is to examine the relation between Nietzsche’s perspectivism and his doctrine of the will to power and to show that perspectivism is almost a direct and natural consequence of the doctrine of the will to power. Without exploring the doctrine, it is not possible to understand what Nietzsche’s perspectivism is and what he trying to do by proposing it as an alternative to traditional epistemology. To this aim, firstly, Nietzsche’s doctrine of the will to power is explained in detail. Next...
A Cartesian Rereading of Badiou's Political Subjectivity
Grıffıth, James Edmond Carr (Philosophy Documentation Center, 2019-12-01)
This article traces the consequences for Badiou's political subjectivity if his understanding of the Cartesian subject is incorrect. For Badiou, the faithful subject, political and otherwise, is formed through fidelity to the appearance of an event of truth, and the process of this fidelity creates a world. These truths are immanent to the worlds in which they appear. An obscure subject, however, is faithful to a negation, while a reactive subject denies the appearance of a truth's event. Badiou's subject r...
An inquiry on Wittgenstein's conception of meaning
Erşahin, Direnç; Turan, Şeref Halil; Department of Philosophy (2007)
This study aims at investigating Wittgenstein’s conception of meaning. In this sense, philosopher’s early and later periods will be examined. Key notions of Wittgenstein’s philosophy of language, picture theory of meaning, language-game, rule following, Private Language Argument and his assertion that ‘meaning is use’ will be analyzed. Out of this analysis, Wittgenstein’s answer to the following basic question will be sought: How is meaning derived in a language? The outcome of this query will be comparativ...
Citation Formats
Z. Alpınar, “Expansion of rawls’ theory of justice as fairness to health care,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2009.