New article for our journal by Pablo Ilian and Toso Andreu (both Faculty of Philosophy, University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain).
Pablo Ilian & Toso Andreu – “On the Patient’s Agency”
JBSP (Received 03 Jun 2021, Accepted 07 May 2023, Published online: 25 May 2023).
Abstract: Canguilhem’s take on the normal and the pathological offers an interesting insight to elaborate on a phenomenological account of illness and the medical encounter within the scope of Heidegger’s Daseinanalysis from Being and Time. Fredrik Svenaeus has drawn from the latter a definition of illness as an “unhomelike being in the world”. In this paper, I will elaborate on these concepts through the tale of Adriana, a cancer fighter that got diagnosed at age 26. Through her story, I will try to illustrate Canguilhem’s main criticism against medicine’s current state, as well as describe phenomenologically what it means to be ill, and what illness does to the patient’s being-in-the-world.
Full article: https://doi.org/10.1080/00071773.2023.2212720
Pablo Ilian, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain
Toso Andreu, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain
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