A Chiropracticness test

Charlton K.H. (2005) A Chiropracticness test. Chiropractic and Osteopathy, 13 . doi:10.1186/1746-1340-13-24


Author Charlton K.H.
Title A Chiropracticness test
Journal name Chiropractic and Osteopathy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1746-1340
Publication date 2005-11-24
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1186/1746-1340-13-24
Volume 13
Total pages 1
Subject 2707 Complementary and alternative medicine
3602 Chiropractics
Abstract Background: There is little homogeneity of opinion in the chiropractic profession about its essence and identity. Matters compromising the establishment of a coherent identity include the issue of vertebral subluxation, philosophy, mercantilism, poverty of qualifications in some chiropractic college faculty, and lack of intellectual productivity in some chiropractic college faculty.Discussion: The Chiropractic profession has mislabeled rhetoric, supposition and cant as philosophy, whilst showing sparse evidence for the existence of more than a few chiropractors writing in philosophy as a discipline. There is no evidence for "Chiropractic Philosophy".I propose, however, that a better use of the discipline of philosophy can be of great use to the Chiropractic profession. Various thinkers throughout the ages have written about deduction, induction and falsificationism as methods to discover more reliably the nature of things in the world about us. Each method has strengths and frailties, but some of the latter are insurmountable for our purposes.Summary: Using a contrivance of that method which seems most suited, sui generis, for the purpose, I propose a Chiropracticness Test as a tool to assist the search for essence and identity in Chiropractic.
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Institutional Status Unknown

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