Morris, David (2008) Diabetes, Chronic Illness and the Bodily Roots of Ecstatic Temporality. Human Studies: A Journal for Philosophy and the Social Sciences, 31 (4). pp. 399-421. ISSN 0163-8548
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This article studies the phenomenology of chronic illness in light of phenomenology’s insights into ecstatic temporality and freedom. It shows how a chronic illness can, in lived experience, manifest itself as a disturbance of our usual relation to ecstatic temporality and thence as a disturbance of freedom. This suggests that ecstatic temporality is related to another sort of time—“provisional time”—that is in turn rooted in the body. The article draws on Merleau-Ponty’s Phenomenology of Perception and Heidegger’s Being and Time, shedding light on the latter’s concept of ecstatic temporality. It also discusses implications for self-management of chronic illness, especially in children.
|Divisions:||Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > Philosophy|
|Journal or Publication:||Human Studies: A Journal for Philosophy and the Social Sciences|
|Keywords:||adherence; body; chronic illness; compliance; diabetes; ecstatic temporality; Merleau-Ponty; Heidegger; Being and Time; phenomenology|
|Deposited By:||ANDREA MURRAY|
|Deposited On:||23 Oct 2009 15:11|
|Last Modified:||08 Dec 2010 18:54|
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