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Is It Possible to Give Sense to Illness?

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Part of the Analecta Husserliana book series (ANHU,volume 72)

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The lectures which have already been presented have analysed from different points of view– medical, psychosocial, phenomenological, existential – the concept of illness, and some of them have examined in a precise way certain particularly important categories of illness. The question which we must now take into consideration is the question of the sense of illness. More precisely, we have to question its sense from the point of view of its possibility. This suggests immediately a progression in three steps:

  1. a

    What does it mean “to give a sense? ”

  2. b

    What can we think about the possibility of giving a sense to illness?

  3. c

    What sense could be actually given to illness?

Keywords

  • Positive Sense
  • Sick Person
  • Objective Meaning
  • Meaning Potential
  • Human Reality

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Ladrière, J. (2001). Is It Possible to Give Sense to Illness?. In: Tymieniecka, AT., Agazzi, E. (eds) Life Interpretation and the Sense of Illness within the Human Condition. Analecta Husserliana, vol 72. Springer, Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-010-0780-1_11

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