Home > Quaker > Illness – Art of Living Havi Carel

Illness – Art of Living Havi Carel

I’d like to read this book, maybe it’s quakerly maybe it should be in the arthritis category. I don’t know. I haven’t read much philosphy before and this looks like a reasonable place to start.

Illness – Art of Living Havi Carel


can I be ill and happy? Here we learn of the complexities of illness, and the nature of chronic illness, and how this shifts the relationship between health and illness. I found that what was particularly instructive about Carel’s arguments and insights here, was that in insisting that illness and health are not binary opposites, and thereby disrupting a powerful dichotomy, she demonstrates to us that there is a kind of permeation of health and illness with each other, and that all of our bodies are permeated with bits of illness and bits of health in a way that doesn’t allow them to be set up as opposites of each other;


Categories: Quaker Tags: , , , ,
  1. No comments yet.
  1. No trackbacks yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: