Reasoning matters: Transrational traits of healing in competing medical epistemes in Botswana

Journal article
(Original article)


Publication Details

Author(s): Geiselhart K
Journal: South African Journal of Philosophy
Publication year: 2018
Volume: 37
Journal issue: 2
Pages range: 178-192
ISSN: 0258-0136
Language: English


Abstract

The WHO suggests integrating traditional health practices into national
public health systems. However, cooperation between both systems of
healing seldom works. Traditional healing practices often attract
accusations of irrationality and mysticism. From a scientific point of
view, inferences based on spirituality are not considered as having the
same significance as those drawing on rational thinking. However,
spiritual intuition is in line with abductive reasoning, which is a core
element across all systems of thinking and central to the development
of new hypotheses in the sciences. Traditional healing practices in
Botswana serve to present the notion of transrationality, which
appreciates the specific character of spiritual healing and thus may aid
in establishing better cooperation between traditional and modern
health practitioners.


FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Geiselhart, Klaus Dr.
Institut für Geographie


How to cite

APA:
Geiselhart, K. (2018). Reasoning matters: Transrational traits of healing in competing medical epistemes in Botswana. South African Journal of Philosophy, 37(2), 178-192. https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02580136.2018.144377

MLA:
Geiselhart, Klaus. "Reasoning matters: Transrational traits of healing in competing medical epistemes in Botswana." South African Journal of Philosophy 37.2 (2018): 178-192.

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