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. Vulnerability to Violence and Ethical Sensibility

Dave Boothroyd

in Ethical Subjects in Contemporary Culture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748640096
eISBN:
9780748693795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640096.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Developing further the argument of the previous chapter, this chapter turns to the significance of ‘the skin’ as neither simply a trope nor a species of naturalism in the theory of contact/touch ... More


. Suffering

Dave Boothroyd

in Ethical Subjects in Contemporary Culture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748640096
eISBN:
9780748693795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640096.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Suffering is the sine qua non of all ethical subjects and of ethical subjectivity itself; the problem of suffering is the motivation of the ethical Subject and the subject matter to which all ethical ... More


The “Remainder” in Modern Medicine: The Lived Experience of Illness and Existential Anxiety

Nicole M. Piemonte

in Afflicted: How Vulnerability Can Heal Medical Education and Practice

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262037396
eISBN:
9780262344968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037396.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines why privileging calculative or technical thinking is particularly problematic in medical practice. Because medicine and medical education focus on the “real” and the ... More


Turning toward Suffering Together

Nicole M. Piemonte

in Afflicted: How Vulnerability Can Heal Medical Education and Practice

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262037396
eISBN:
9780262344968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037396.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

In chapter three, the philosophical work of Heidegger, Levinas, Charles Taylor, and Mikhail Bakhtin is drawn together to illustrate that in turning away from vulnerability, illness, and death in the ... More


Death Versus Suffering

Sherry F. Colb and Michael C. Dorf

in Beating Hearts: Abortion and Animal Rights

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231175142
eISBN:
9780231540957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231175142.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Sentience grounds not only a right against the infliction of suffering but a right to continued existence. Contrary to an argument traceable to Epicurus, even a painless death can be harmful, but if ... More


The Problem of Evil and the Limits of Philosophy

Sami Pihlström

in Pragmatic Pluralism and the Problem of God

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780823251582
eISBN:
9780823252763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251582.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

A pragmatic treatment of “negative” ethico-religious concepts, such as evil and suffering, is necessary; arguably, some versions of pragmatism (e.g., James’s) may be better equipped to deal with the ... More


Memory, History, Oblivion

Paul Ricoeur

in Carnal Hermeneutics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823265886
eISBN:
9780823266951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265886.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter addresses history, memory, and history-writing. In doing so, it highlights the necessity of the “carnal turn” by drawing our attention to suffering and the wounded of history, and to the ... More


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