Call for Review: ‘Phenomenology of Illness’ by Havi Carel

The Centre for Medical Humanities is delighted to offer Phenomenology of Illness (Havi Carel, 2016) for review, which positions illness as a philosophical tool. Further information about the themes under study can be found at Oxford University Press. Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. The experience of illness is a universal and substantial part of human existence. Like death, illness Read the full article…

‘The Body and Shame: Phenomenology, Feminism, and the Socially Shaped Body’ reviewed by Dr Emily Cock

‘The Body and Shame: Phenomenology, Feminism, and the Socially Shaped Body’ by Luna Dolezal (Rowman & Littlefield, 2015) In The Body and Shame: Phenomenology, Feminism, and the Socially Shaped Body, Luna Dolezal provides a clearly-written discussion of the key philosophical approaches to shame arising from the body. Dolezal considers body shame from the sometimes conflicting Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘The Body and Shame: Phenomenology, Feminism, and the Socially Shaped Body’ by Luna Dolezal

We are pleased to offer for review ‘The Body and Shame: Phenomenology, Feminism, and the Socially Shaped Body‘ (Rowman & Littlefield, 2015) by the Centre’s very own Dr Luna Dolezal. Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. ‘The Body and Shame: Phenomenology, Feminism, and the Socially Shaped Body investigates the concept of body shame Read the full article…

Chair in the Philosophy of Mind: Durham University (Applications close 16 July 2015)

The Durham University Department of Philosophy is seeking to appoint an outstanding scholar working in any part of the philosophy of mind, broadly construed so as to include philosophy of psychology, psychiatry and/or cognitive science. We are a pluralistic and friendly department, which accommodates work in both ‘analytic’ and ‘Continental’ philosophical traditions. Our staff and Read the full article…

The Body and Shame: Luna Dolezal (Book Launch, Trinity College Dublin, 25 May 2015)

The Body and Shame: Phenomenology, Feminism and the Socially Shaped Body Luna Dolezal Book Launch, Monday 25 May 2015, 6pm Ideas Space, 3rd Floor, Trinity Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin RSVP via email by Friday 22 May, 2015 Luna Dolezal is an Irish Research Council ELEVATE Postdoctoral Fellow based in the Department of Philosophy, Read the full article…

Two Studentships in Phenomenology (CfA, University of Vienna)

University Assistant (prae doc) at the Department of Philosophy – two positions are vacant. The advertised positions are situated in the Department of Philosophy in the Faculty of Philosophy and Education. The Department of Philosophy is large (by international comparison) and its members have a considerable variety of areas of competence. Extent of Employment: 30 hours/week Occupation Read the full article…

Phenomenology of Breathing (Workshop, Bristol, 14 May 2015)

Phenomenology of Breathing Royal Fort House University of Bristol Thursday 14 May 2015, 1-5 Session 1: 1-2.30 Havi Carel (Bristol): A phenomenology of breathlessness Sheena Hyland (Dublin City University) : Body and breath: phenomenological perspectives Anya Farennikova (Bristol): Is it possible to feel breathless?’ 2.30 coffee break Session 2: 3-4.30 Tina Williams (Bristol) : TBC Read the full article…

Conceptualizing Disability as a Public Health Issue: Impairment, Enhancement and Emerging Biotechnologies (Registrations Open, Conference, Switzerland, January 2015)

Conceptualizing Disability as a Public Health Issue: Impairment, Enhancement and Emerging Biotechnologies 26-28th January, 2015 Brocher Foundation, Switzerland Registration is open to attend the “Conceptualizing Disability as a Public Health Issue: Impairment, Enhancement and Emerging Biotechnologies” conference. Attendance is free but registration is essential as places are limited. Please email Luna Dolezal or Barry Lyons Read the full article…

Experience as Evidence Symposium: Slides Now Available

Experience as Evidence: A Symposium on the Sciences of Subjectivity in Healthcare, Policy and Practice was held at the University of Oxford, 13-14 October 2014. Livetweets from the event are available at #ExEv14 and presenters’ slides are now available for download from the conference web site.

How Do We Use The Body? Examinations of (Dis)comfort (Body and Being Network Event, Oxford, 25 November 2014)

“One way of approaching the phenomenology of the actor is to consider him as a kind of storyteller whose speciality is that he is the story he is telling.” – From The Actor’s Presence: Three Phenomenal Modes by Bert O. States A performer’s body, as the cliché has it, is his or her instrument. For Read the full article…