The Meaning of Being-Ill

  • J. H. Van Den Berg
Part of the Phaenomenologica book series (PHAE, volume 103)


If we wish to realize what it means to be ill, we should begin by trying to remember what happened when a short, passing, but positively uncomfortable, illness made us stay in bed for a few days. What will come back to us might be something like the following report.


Garbage Dump Terra Incognita Daily Existence Uncontrollable Urge Healthy Visitor 
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