Royal Institute of Philosophy & UWE Applied Philosophy Research Group presents:
Prof S. Kay Toombs (Baylor University)
‘Embracing Vulnerability: Reflections on Healing and Incurable Illness’

Date: Tuesday 22 May 2012
Venue: Waterside 3, The Watershed, 1 Canon’s Way, City Centre, Bristol
Time: 18:00-19:30
Cost: Free
Register via email to Havi Carel

In this lecture, Prof Toombs shall discuss three primary manifestations of vulnerability in illness: the perception of bodily threat, the transformation of the familiar world, and the threat to personal integrity, noting how cultural attitudes regarding such things as health, independence, physical appearance, and mortality accentuate the lived experience of vulnerability and increase the patient’s suffering.

All welcome


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