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Philosophy offers a means of unpacking and grappling with important questions and issues relevant to nursing practice, research, scholarship, and education. By engaging in these discussions, this Handbook provides a gateway to new understandings of nursing. The Handbook, which is… split loosely into seven sections, begins with a foundational chapter exploring philosophy’s relationship to and with nursing and nursing theory. Subsequent sections thereafter examine a wide range of philosophic issues relevant to nursing knowledge and activity. Philosophy and nursing, philosophy and science, nursing theory. Nursing’s ethical dimension is described. Philosophic questions concerning patient care are investigated. Socio-contextual and political concerns relevant to nursing are unpacked. Contributors tackle difficult questions confronting nursing. Difficulties around speech, courage, and race/otherness are discussed. Philosophic questions pertaining to scholarship, research, and technology are addressed. International in scope, this volume provides a vital reference for all those interested in thinking about nursing, whether students, practitioners, researchers, or educators.