Sairaus ja sen ymmärtäminen: ruumiinvammojen ja mielenhäiriöiden tutkimus Merleau-Pontyn havainnon fenomenologiassa

Sickness and its interpretation: Merleau-Ponty's phenomeno­logy of injuries and disorders

The paper explicates two methodological ideas central to Merleau-Ponty's philosophical analysis of sickness. First, the paper articulates Merleau-Ponty's holistic understanding of sickness as a sensual-kinesthetic and intentional way of relating to the world and its different objectivities. Second, the paper explicates Merleau-Ponty's argument according to which phenomenology must proceed to its genetic stage, if it aims to provide an account of the essence of sickness. This means that philosophical inquiries into sickness must also ask about the experiential origin and history of its meaning.

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