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Explaining Health Across the Sciences

Jonathan Sholl (Redaktør) ; Suresh I.S. Rattan (Redaktør)

Serie: Healthy Ageing and Longevity 12

This edited volume aims to better understand the multifaceted phenomenon we call health.



Going beyond simple views of health as the absence of disease or as complete well-being, this book unites scientists and philosophers. Les mer
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This edited volume aims to better understand the multifaceted phenomenon we call health.



Going beyond simple views of health as the absence of disease or as complete well-being, this book unites scientists and philosophers. The contributions clarify the links between health and adaptation, robustness, resilience, or dynamic homeostasis, and discuss how to achieve health and healthy aging through practices such as hormesis.



The book is divided into three parts and a conclusion: the first part explains health from within specific disciplines, the second part explores health from the perspective of a bodily part, system, function, or even the environment in which organisms live, and the final part looks at more clinical or practical perspectives. It thereby gathers, across 30 chapters, diverse perspectives from the broad fields of evolutionary and systems biology, immunology, and biogerontology, more specific areas such as odontology, cardiology, neurology, and public health, as well as philosophical reflections on mental health, sexuality, authenticity and medical theories.



The overarching aim is to inform, inspire and encourage intellectuals from various disciplines to assess whether explanations in these disparate fields and across biological levels can be sufficiently systematized and unified to clarify the complexity of health. It will be particularly useful for medical graduates, philosophy graduates and research professionals in the life sciences and general medicine, as well as for upper-level graduate philosophy of science students.

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Innholdsfortegnelse

Section 1: Health across disciplines







Biology

1. Evolutionary understanding of health - Tom Kirkwood

2. Evolutionary explanation of health - Michael Rose

3. Biodemographic perspective on social health - Jay Olshansky

4. Biological health and homeodynamic space - Suresh Rattan




Sociology/psychology

5. Epidemiological view of health - Alex Broadbent, & Likhwa Ncube

6. Healthy society - Uffe Juul Jensen

7. Public health - Carsten Obel

8. Social relations and health - Robert Zachariae




Philosophy

9. Philosophical concepts of health - Jonathan Sholl & Mael Lemoine

10. Interdisciplinary health - Jan-Pieter Konsman

11. Health and authenticity - Des ONeill




Section 2: Health across systems




Biological structural aspects

12. Healthy nervous system - Vittorio Calabrese

13. Healthy face - Tine Hjorth

14. Healthy immune system

15. Immunity and health - Tamas Fuloep, Jacek Witkowski

16. Healthy heart - Ole Faergeman

17. Healthy skeletal system - Moustapha Kassem

18. Healthy blood - Syed Rizvi

19. Molecular biomarkers of health - Jan Nehlin

20. Healthy genome - Robi Tacutu




Functional aspects

21. Healthy sleep - Jean-Arthur Micoulaud-Franchi & Julien Coelho

22. Healthy sexuality - Andreas De Block

23. Healthy mind - Robert Zachariae

24. Healthy psyche - Dominic Murphy and Caitrin Donovan




Ecological aspects

25. Healthy organism - Anders Olsen

26. Health in non-human animals/organisms - Henrik Lerner

27. Environmental perspective on health - Ed Calabrese




Section 3: Health in practice

28. Healthspan versus lifespan - Eric Le Bourg

29. Health and immortality - Ilia Stambler

30. Health versus frailty - Arnold Mitnitski

31. Health in clinical practice - Marios Kyriazis

32. Health and pro-longevity interventions - Alex Vaiserman

33. Regulatory understanding of health - Ed Calabrese

34. Health in AI-driven healthcare - J.C Bjerring and Jacob Busch




Section 4: Bringing health back together

35. Reflections/Conversations on integrated explanations of health with short response to question:

Can there be an integrated science of health? (to be compiled by the editors based on the response of all authors).