Illness : The Cry of the Flesh, Paperback Book

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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.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Popular philosophy
  • ISBN: 9781844657537

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