To understand chiropractic as a discipline and clinical profession I give 5 videos which examine the distribution of 'schools-of-thought' within chiropractic, and identify the pesky minority who want to remake chiropractic in their own image, and discuss the people I regard as fellow 'Philosophers of Chiropractic'.
I present this as the Philosophy of Chiropractic and show how it helps us to get more out of Chiropractic Philosophy.
About Chiropractic (by 5 topics)
An overview discussion describing the distribution of 'schools-of-thought' in chiropractic as around 80% being conventional, and less than 20% being concessional (giving up any understanding of chiropractic as founded by DD Palmer).
Indexing terms: second stream; Anglo-European College of Chiropractic; Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College; Palmer University; Barcelona College of Chiropractic; New Zealand College of Chiropractic; Australian College of Chiropractic; RMIT University; Murdoch University; Macquarie University; CQUniversity; British Chiropractic Association; David Seaman; Keith Charlton; Joe Keating; John Reggars; Dennis Richards.
An examination of the flaws in the ideas of Walker and Mirtz for a new chiropractic that has a philosophy of chiropractic medicine. Recognition is given to the 80% or more of conventional chiropractors who respect DD Palmer’s founding ideas and their explanation as given by Stephenson.
Indexing terms: Bruce Walker; Timothy Mirtz; Charlotte Leboeuf; Stanley Innes; Kenneth Young; Gregory Kawchuk; Jan Hartvigsen; Joyce Miller; Chiropractic is … ; Perspectival Truth.
A romp through the old white men collectively known as the ‘Greek School of philosophy’ including the Pre-Socratics, and due recognition for philosophers from the broad Asian School and in particular Musashi of Japan.
Indexing terms: Diogenes; Plato; Socrates; Greek philosophers; Pre-Socratic; Asian philosophers; Miyamoto Musashi; Alain de Botton; Seneca; Thales of Miletus; Pythagoras.
An explanation of my philosophical lens of pragmatism and the importance of you forming your own philosophical position. Some who have significantly influenced the philosophy of chiropractic are named.
Indexing terms: Philosophical Canon; pragmatism, pragmatist; Dewey; Japanese philosophy; vague; Swinburne; a priori; Stephenson’s 33 Principles; publication; Palmer, DD; Palmer, BJ; Watkins, CO; Nugent, J; Barge, Fred; Sinnott, Rob; Janse Joseph; Forster, Arthur; Strang, Virgil; Kleynhans, Andries; Gatterman, Meridel; Kent, Christopher; Richards, Dennis; General Chiropractic Council (GCC); Rome, Peter; Waterhouse, John; Seiler, Eric; Force, Mark, Blum, Charles; Buerger, Monika; Takeyachi, Kazuyoshi.
I give my observation that ‘good writers in chiropractic seem to enjoy what they do and how they think’ and offer some names whose writings you may care to explore further. I conclude that Chiropractic Philosophy and the Philosophy of Chiropractic are two very different sides to the one coin of chiropractic.
Indexing terms: Stephenson’s 33 Principles; Universal Intelligence; ‘Science’ as a belief system; philosophical corpus; Robert Leach; Wilson Cooper; Peter Rome; John Waterhouse; Eric Seiler; Mark Force; Charles Blum.
The Volume of Learning for Topic 1, Chiropractic, is 21 learner hours. This consists of:
These are delivered as 3 face-to-face hours (one 1h lecture, one 2h group tutorial/discussion) and 18 learner-driven activity hours.
Next: Chiropractic as science
Due end-March 2022
Then, in no particular order: What did DD Palmer do? And does it matter?; Paradigms - what are they and should we care? Philosophy in practice: Heuristic decision-making; A philosophy of evidence for chiropractic; Perspectival Truth and its meaning in chiropractic; Subluxation and scientific realism, one for deniers; Understanding chiropractic as a complex problem; Universities: Etic vs emic values in the curriculum; Hartman's axiological values and their use in chiropractic; the meaning of Snowdon's Cynefin framework; and more.