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The Distressed Body: Rethinking Illness, Imprisonment, and Healing

Drew Leder

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226396071
eISBN:
9780226396248
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226396248.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This volume uses phenomenological and hermeneutical tools to look at “distressed bodies” – including the experiences and treatment of sick patients, prisoners, and animals. These groups are ... More


Externalism and Brain Transplants

Rory Madden

in Oxford Studies in Metaphysics: volume 6

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199603039
eISBN:
9780191725418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603039.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, General

The animalist view of personal identity, according to which we human persons are identical to animals, is arguably the simplest view of the relationship between human persons and animals. But ... More


Introduction

Drew Leder

in The Distressed Body: Rethinking Illness, Imprisonment, and Healing

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226396071
eISBN:
9780226396248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226396248.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The book draws on literary examples such as Sophocles’ Philoctetes, the author’s own struggles with chronic pain, and clinical and philosophical sources, to understand the ways illness can shatter ... More


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