Facing Life after Facing Death: The Moral Occasion of Cancer

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For most people the experience of illness uproots the existential and moral foundation they stand on. But if the illness narrative can be understood as a moral occasion for the care of the self, cancer rehabilitation can greatly benefit from philosophical practice. In a recent research project I explored this new approach to rehabilitation by carrying out an empirical-philosophical study of three Socratic dialogue groups (SDG) that I conducted at the Center for Cancer and Health in Copenhagen,Denmark. This article identifies three common features in the relevance of philosophizing through Socratic dialogue that the study revealed and demonstrates how these features connect to the dialogues' experimental and communal dimension.
TidsskriftPhilosophical Practice
Udgave nummer2
Sider (fra-til)1759-1770
Antal sider12
StatusUdgivet - jul. 2016

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