L'identità esposta. La cura come questione filosofica.

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Identity exposed. Treatment as a philosophical question.

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[Autom. eng. transl.] This freedom presents a journey of reflection in which the theme of care becomes the occasion to rethink the human condition that is the background and also the foundation of contemporary medical action. From the representation of the death of Socrates, with which Plato gives us the relationship of care as "philia", passing through the Heideggerian myth of care, the Foucaultian "care of himself", but also, more in filigree, the sickly sheep and the myth of the Nietzschean "great health", the vulnerable body is placed as a paradigm of relationships and the first value of the person, always moving to misunderstanding, abandonment or misunderstanding. In the dialogue with the themes of the ethics of care and with the solicitations developed in the Disability Studies, the text proposes a re-reading of the procedural and formal limits with which medicine today looks at the figure of the patient and, that is, ultimately, at the man, whose guardian he should be. Thanks to a philosophical understanding of the action of care, described above all as a commitment in its ethical-social, but also political aspects, it is hoped that medicine, refounded ontologically, and with the tools that philosophy makes available to it, can finally reach to the theoretical construction of effective relational models that do not sacrifice the human person from time to time to the normative principle, or to a model of empirical-naturalist, or mathematical, understanding. That is, to be able to realize ethical relational models that rethink the human beyond the accidentality of the disease and cultivating forms of empathy and solidarity capacity inspired by authentic bioethical values.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Identity exposed. Treatment as a philosophical question.
Original languageItalian
PublisherVita e Pensiero
ISBN (Print)9788834328347
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Publication series



  • care
  • condizione umana
  • cura
  • human condition
  • identity
  • identità


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