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Sex Revolution And Psychosocial Disorder

Sex Revolution and Psychosocial Disorder: A Historical Perspective on the Delusion of Medical Neutrality
Robert Trundle & Michael Vossmeyer, June 2005

                                                      

Author

Michael Vossmeyer, M.D., is Head of General Pediatrics, Inpatient Service, and the Instruction of Resident Doctors at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in Ohio.  Robert Trundle received his Ph.D. at the University of  Colorado, is Professor of Social Sciences and Philosophy at NK University, has been an invited speaker to the Scientific Research Society of Sigma Xi, published dozens of books and articles on the philosophy of science, and has been an invited referee for Philosophy of Science, Laval Theologique et Philosophique, and Dialogue: The Canadian Philosophical Review.

Abstract

We augment A. Singh's Regulation of Human Sexual Behavior, Sex Revolution and Emergence of AIDS: A Historical Perspective (Singh 1997 pp. 63-74) by clarifying why medicine is ignored despite unprecedented pathogenic norms of Western society. While these societal norms are well correlated to etiological findings on divorce and extramarital sex, the norms cannot be rooted properly in our psycho-biological nature without committing a 'naturalistic fallacy'. Accepted axiomatically in the West, the fallacy specifies that what ought to be the case is not inferable from what is the case about our nature. Thus although natural norms implicit in medicine were implied historically by a natural theology shared by major religions, the latter are wrongly deemed unscientific and irrelevant by secular politics. Lying furtively behind political policies that induce psychosocial disorders and preventable disease, the fallacy's exclusion is as relevant as medicine to averting disease.

This paper was first published in Bulletin Ind. Institute of the History of Medicine 33, no. 2 (2003) and is published here with permission.

Key words

Nature's God, Naturalistic Ethics, Medicine, Metaphysics, Modal Logic, Society, Politics.

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