Illness : The Cry of the Flesh Paperback
by Havi Carel
What is illness? Is it a physiological dysfunction, a social label, or a way of experiencing the world?
How do the physical, social and emotional worlds of a person change when they become ill? And can there be well-being within illness? In this remarkable and thought-provoking book, Havi Carel explores these questions by weaving together the personal story of her own serious illness with insights and reflections drawn from her work as a philosopher.
Carel's fresh approach to illness raises some uncomfortable questions about how we all - whether healthcare professionals or not - view the ill and challenges us to become more thoughtful. 'Illness' unravels the tension between the universality of illness and its intensely private, often lonely, nature.
It offers a new way of looking at a matter that affects every one of us.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 192 pages
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 30/10/2013
- Category: Popular philosophy
- ISBN: 9781844657537
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