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    Nursing as a practical science: some insights from classical Aristotelian science.Beverly J. B. Whelton - 2000 - Nursing Philosophy 1 (1):57-63.
    This paper discusses a classic Aristotelian understanding of science, nature, and methods of inquiry and proof. It then discusses nursing as a practical science and provides some demonstrations through the application of classical methods. In the Aristotelian tradition an individual substance is a unity of form and matter: form being the intelligible universal that becomes the concept, while matter is the principle of individuation. Science is mediate intellectual causal knowledge. Inquiry uses hypothetical argument, and proof that is from valid syllogistic (...)
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    Human nature as a source of practical truth: Aristotelian–Thomistic realism and the practical science of nursing.Beverly J. B. Whelton - 2002 - Nursing Philosophy 3 (1):35-46.
    This discussion is grounded in Aristotelian–Thomistic realism and takes the position that nursing is a practical science. As an exposition of the title statement, distinctions are made between opinion and truth, and the speculative, productive and practical sciences. Sources of opinion and truth are described and a discussion follows that truth can be achieved through knowing principles and causes of the natural kind behind phenomena. It is proposed that humans are the natural kind behind nursing phenomena. Thus, human nature provides (...)
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    The multifaceted structure of nursing: an Aristotelian analysis.Beverly J. B. Whelton - 2002 - Nursing Philosophy 3 (3):193-204.
    A careful reading of Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics focusing on his treatment of politics reveals a multifaceted discipline with political science, legislation, practice and ethics. These aspects of the discipline bear clear resemblance to the multiple conceptions of nursing. The potential that nursing is a multifaceted discipline, with nursing science as just one facet challenges the author's own conception of nursing as a practical science. Aristotle's discussion would seem to argue that nursing science is nursing, but nursing is more. Nursing is (...)
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    Being human in a global age of technology.Beverly J. B. Whelton - 2016 - Nursing Philosophy 17 (1):28-35.
    This philosophical enquiry considers the impact of a global world view and technology on the meaning of being human. The global vision increases our awareness of the common bond between all humans, while technology tends to separate us from an understanding of ourselves as human persons. We review some advances in connecting as community within our world, and many examples of technological changes. This review is not exhaustive. The focus is to understand enough changes to think through the possibility of (...)
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    Human Nature, Substantial Change, and Modern Science.Beverly J. B. Whelton - 1998 - Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 72:305-314.
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    Nursing Philosophy 2016, response to Peter Allmark's article, “Aristotle for Nursing”.Beverly J. B. Whelton - 2017 - Nursing Philosophy 18 (4):e12175.
    Preparing to lecture on Aristotle's contribution to Nursing at the International Philosophy of Nursing Conference August 22, 2016, in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, I came upon the recently published article by my IPONS colleague, Allmark (2016), “Aristotle for Nursing.” Allmark (2016) provides a comprehensive and understandable overview of Aristotle's philosophical system including the substantial nature of being and the four causes of change. Nurses using Aristotle to support practice and theoretical research will benefit from a careful reading of Allmark to (...)
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    Human nature: a foundation for palliative care.Beverly J. B. Whelton - 2008 - Nursing Philosophy 9 (2):77-88.
    The Aristotelian‐Thomist philosopher holds that human intellectual knowledge is possible because of the order in the world and natural human capacities. It is the position of this paper that there is a shared human form or nature that unites all humanity as members of the same kind. Moral treatment is due to every human being because they are human, and is not based upon expression of abilities. Humans have substantial dynamic existence in the world, an existence which overflows in expressive (...)
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    Human Nature, Substantial Change, and Modern Science.Beverly J. B. Whelton - 1998 - Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 72:305-314.
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    A personal retrospective.Beverly J. B. Whelton - 2019 - Nursing Philosophy 20 (3):e12253.
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    Enlightened Charity: The Holistic Nursing Care, Education, and ‘Advices Concerning the Sick’ of Sister Matilda Coskery, 1799–1870.Beverly J. B. Whelton - 2012 - Nursing Philosophy 13 (2):149-150.
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    Human Nature, Substantial Change, and Modern Science.Beverly J. B. Whelton - 1998 - Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 72:305-314.
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    Nursing Ethics and Professional Responsibility in Advanced PracticePamela J.Grace PhD, MSN, RNBurlington, Massachusetts: Jones and Bartlett Learning, 2018. 3rd edition, 447 pages, including glossary and index. $72.92 soft cover. ISBN 9781284107333. [REVIEW]Beverly J. B. Whelton - 2018 - Nursing Philosophy 19 (2):e12207.
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    Nursing Ethics and Professional Responsibility in Advanced PracticePamela J.Grace PhD, MSN, RNBurlington, Massachusetts: Jones and Bartlett Learning, 2018. 3rd edition, 447 pages, including glossary and index. $72.92 soft cover. ISBN 9781284107333. [REVIEW]Beverly J. B. Whelton - 2018 - Nursing Philosophy 19 (2):e12207.
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    The Female in Aristotle’s Biology. [REVIEW]Beverly J. B. Whelton - 2006 - Review of Metaphysics 59 (3):659-661.
    Mayhew wants to rescue Aristotle from charges of misogynic ideology. Although there are residues of traditional Greek assumptions in the biological works, Mayhew holds Aristotle was not rationalizing from these ideas. Rationalization involves self-deception, evasion of truth, and the “desire to support some outlook, agenda, or position”. Mayhew will argue that Aristotle generalized from insufficient and flawed evidence, but that it was an honest attempt at scientific reasoning and not an attempt to show that women are inferior.
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