Philosophy and illness

by Chris Bertram on May 12, 2008

The BBC has a feature on my friend, the philosopher Havi Carel, and the way in which philosophy has helped her come to terms with the diagnosis of an incurable disease. Havi has a book Illness (US, UK) forthcoming in September, in which she draws on her own experience and tries to give a philosophical account of the meaning and significance of illness.

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Doug T 05.12.08 at 2:57 pm

To philosophize is to learn how to die?

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Maria 05.12.08 at 3:49 pm

Thanks, Chris. I’ve pre-ordered a copy and look forward to reading it.

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Helen 05.13.08 at 12:13 am

It’s about a lot of things, Doug T.

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