Philosophy - Chiropractic Doctor

Philosophy 117
Chiropractic and Evolution

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  • Explain the value of falsification
  • Name Newton's Three Laws of Motion
  • Define intelligence
  • List four mechanisms of evolutionary change
  • Critique the statement: Intelligence cannot be a product of evolution

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Philosophy 116
33 Principles of Chiropractic - 31 through 33

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  • Define subluxation
  • Explain why Innate cannot correct a subluxation without an external force
  • Compare penetrative forces and resistive forces
  • Describe the process of subluxation creation
  • Discuss the Law of Demand and Supply

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Philosophy 115
33 Principles of Chiropractic - 26 through 30

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  • Describe Stephenson’s Cycle of Life
  • Explain why Innate Intelligence is normal
  • Point out why chiropractors do not stimulate
  • Differentiate between mental impulse and nerve impulse
  • List three possible explanations for transmission

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Philosophy 114
33 Principles of Chiropractic- 1 through 25

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  • Compare Innate forces to Universal forces
  • Critique the chiropractic meaning of life
  • Distinguish between Innate mind and Educated mind
  • Contrast Innate brain and Educated Brain
  • Explain how transmission of Universal forces can be hindered

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Philosophy 113
Dr. Palmer on inflammation

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  • Describe the humoral theory of inflammation
  • Criticize the theory that inflammation is caused by microorganisms
  • List the five cardinal signs of inflammation
  • Discuss the founder's theory that inflammation is caused by heat

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Philosophy 112
The mechanism of subluxation

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  • Explain the possible mechanism of nerve impingement without IVF occlusion
  • Discuss the possible effects of subluxation on blood flow and brain nutrition
  • Critique D. D.'s evidence that one case of Pott's disease was not the result of pinched nerves
  • Defend D. D.'s position against licensing chiropractors
  • Criticize the radio analogy of nervous system function

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Philosophy 111
Dr. Palmer's views on diagnosis and specific chiropractic

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  • Define specific chiropractic, according to D. D.
  • Discuss the importance of diagnosis in chiropractic
  • Justify the statement: A specific vertebral subluxation for every disease will never be found due to deviation
  • Explain D. D.'s concept of the human aura and its effects

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Philosophy 110
Dr. Palmer's views on neurophysiology

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  • Defend D. D.'s explanation of what holds a vertebra in a subluxated position
  • Give evidence that D. D. did not adjust cervical vertebrae before 1898
  • Criticize D. D.'s concept of how temperature affects nerves
  • Critique the statement: Fever is a normal response to infection
  • Justify the statement: Alterations of structure and function are concomitant

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Philosophy 109
Dislocation versus subluxation and impulses versus electric circuits

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  • Explain D. D.'s statement: The M.D.'s strains are the chiropractors luxations. Discuss why two contiguous vertebrae cannot be adjusted.
  • Explain why D. D. stated that impulses cannot flow in a circuit.
  • Defend the idea that a nerve impulse is similar to a vibration sent down a telephone wire.

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Philosophy 108
Subluxation and wry neck

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  • Discuss the possible causes of wry neck as stated by medical authorities in D. D.'s time
  • Describe the medically accepted ideas of spinal dislocation as shown by D. D.
  • Defend the statement: D. D. supported the idea that a subluxation was both a bone out of position and abnormal motion
  • Explain why chiropractic had to be discovered by someone without formal medical training
  • Critique D. D.'s explanation of the linkage between disease and wry neck

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Philosophy 107
Causes of subluxation and divisions of the nervous system

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  • Describe the cause of subluxation as proposed by our founder
  • Discuss idiosyncracies their cause and relation to disease
  • Defend the statement: Innate Intelligence directs the energy of living things
  • Explain D. D.'s concept of fever, its rise and fall
  • Describe the four functional divisions of the nervous system

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Philosophy 106
The difference between chiropractic and osteopathy

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  • Recite the definition of Osteopathy as given by its founder
  • Compare and contrast an Osteopathic treatment and a Chiropractic adjustment
  • Discuss the difference between Chiropractic and Osteopathy/Allopathy regarding the role of microorganisms in the disease process
  • Explain why a subluxation does not correct itself
  • Discuss the benefits of using the posterior arch of atlas over the transverse process as segmental contact point for adjusting

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Philosophy 105
The difference between life and machine

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  • Contrast the difference between a mental impulse and an action potential
  • Describe a posture for relaxing a patient for adjustment
  • Explain the effects of poisons on the body
  • Discuss the mechanism of action of antidotes
  • Compare physiologic and pathologic function

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Philosophy 104
What Dr. Palmer meant by specific adjusting

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  • Cite the cause of subluxation according to D. D. Palmer
  • Explain the Founder's concept of the cause of disease
  • Contrast modern day chiropractic with the ideas of the Founder
  • Defend the statement: According to D. D., food never irritates the nerves
  • Justify performing chiropractic research on people with "diseases"

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Philosophy 103
Proving Innate Intelligence, Questioning statistical analysis, Applying philosophy to the patient

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  • Define intelligence
  • Describe the process of falsification and how it is applied to science
  • Explain why intelligence must precede energy/matter
  • Explain why the placebo effect cannot exist in a mechanistic world view
  • Explain why adaptation is the basis of chiropractic research

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Philosophy 102
The Basis of Chiropractic

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  • Explain the basis of chiropractic, as taught by DD Palmer.
  • Recite DD Palmer's definition of disease.
  • Explain the Founder's concept of subluxation.
  • Using DD's words, justify the statement: Spine straightening is not chiropractic.
  • Compare and contrast spinal manipulation with chiropractic adjustment.

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Philosophy 101
The Basis of Philosophical Argument, Deduction, Induction, Fallacies

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  • Analyze an argument and identify the premises and conclusion
  • Critique deductive and inductive arguments
  • Define valid and invalid reasoning
  • Recognize informal fallacies
  • Analyze cause and effect relationships

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