"Bodily and social vulnerability: a phenomenological perspective on the practice of care" by Prof Christina Schües
Speaker: Professor Christina Schües, Professor at the Institute for the History of Medicine and Science Research, University of Lübeck, Germany
Bodily and Social Vulnerability: a phenomenological perspective on the practice of care
Vulnerability is a central aspect of the human condition. This lecture addresses the fundamental question of how to understand vulnerability from a phenomenological perspective for a practice of care. Even though ‘vulnerability’ is often used in ethics, care practices, and political discourse, its meaning and normative impact are not always clear. Bodily, linguistic, and juridical vulnerability are intertwined with a person’s integrity and their lived experiences in both relations and society.
This event is part of a seminar series:
This seminar series is hosted by the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing and The Oxford Martin School, and funded by the John Fell Fund. As a young and rapidly expanding branch of ethics, the ethics of care offers insights that both practitioners and theorists cannot but consider. It came to prominence as an interdisciplinary endeavour in the eighties when the social scientist, Carol ...
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26 November 2014 12:30 - 14:00
Lecture Theatre, Oxford Martin School
34 Broad Street (corner of Holywell and Catte Streets)