Hahnemann und Hegel oder: Das Medikament ist das Bild der Krankheit (Teil: Die Homöopathie als alternative Therapiekonzeption)
Journal/Book: Zeitschrift für Klassische Homöopathie. 1990; 34/3: 97-104.
Abstract: In the following essay, the author will try to give an interpretation of the homoeopathy of Hahnemann against the background of the philosophy of nature; Hegels´s concept serves as a key in this attempt. In paticular, Hahnemann´s concept of live and his idea of healing are being reported of and they are translated into Hegel´s terms. The insufficiency and the variances of Hahnemann´s draft can be avoided by the aid of Hegel´s terms. Center of the problem is this question: Why does the "homoion" heal? With the aid of Hegel´s concepts the author wants to demonstrate that the homoeopathic medicine can be understood as the "truth" of the disease. The homoeopathic medicine cures because it depicts the disease in an outward, similar object to the sick organism. Only the thought that homoeopathy is a therapy of representation makes Hahnemann´s concept terminologically consistent.
Keyword(s): Ähnlichkeitsregel, Hegels Naturphilosophie, Medizintheorie, Arzneimittelkrankheit, Darstellungstherapie