An Alternate Exploration of the Religiosity of Chiropractic: a Counterpoint

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Published Jan 30, 2016
Phillip Ebrall

Abstract

In this paper, I argue against a proposition that chiropractic techniques represent religiosity. That unfortunate claim appears to have been advanced to support a position favourable to a medically-grounded evidence-based practice of chiropractic. I identify what may be seen as significant fatal flaws in that proposition and attempt to place the concept of religiosity as it may apply to chiropractic in a context worthy of respect. I write in the first-person style typical of philosophical papers and generate philosophical argument that support the historical path followed by those who worked to advance the profession. I draw upon a wide base of published argument relevant to the topic as published by acknowledged philosophers respected in their fields.
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Philosophy, Medical, Religious Philosophies, Chiropractic, Evidence-based Practice, Clinical Medicine, Histories, 20th Century

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