Philosophical Perspectives - The experience of illness

5 Feb 2013 Dr. Havi Carel Senior Lecturer in Philosophy,University of the West of England The experience of illness is universal, intense and disorienting. Illness can change the ill person's relationship to her physical environment, social world, sense of self, and the future. It impacts on our understanding of space and time, the good life, and mortality. Although these are time-honoured philosophical concepts, illness has not received much philosophical att ention. Dr Havi Carel (author of ‘Illness’) argues that philosophy can shed useful light on the experience of illness. Join her for an in-depth examination of the ways in which illness is life-changing and therefore worthy of philosophical att ention .