Christina Schües Oxford

Lecture: ‘Bodily and Social Vulnerability: a phenomenological perspective on the practice of care’

On 26 November 2014 prof. Christina Schües (Professor at the Institute for the History of Medicine and Science Research, University of Lübeck, Germany) held a lecture entitled ‘Bodily and Social Vulnerability: a phenomenological perspective on the practice of care’ .

This lectire was part of the seminar series ‘Care practices: towards a re-casting of Ethics’ organised by the University of Oxford. Vulnerability is a central aspect of the human condition. This lecture addresses the fundamental question of how to understand vulnerability from a phenomenological perspective for a practice of care. Even though ‘vulnerability’ is often used in ethics, care practices, and political discourse, its meaning and normative impact are not always clear. Bodily, linguistic, and juridical vulnerability are intertwined with a person’s integrity and their lived experiences in both relations and society.

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Like all lectures in this seminar series it is taped.

Next lecture on 3 December 2014: prof. Andries Baart. 

About the author: Johanna Gröne

Johanna Gröne

Johanna Gröne (1984) holds a bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences from Roosevelt University College, Middelburg. She continued to study medicine for a few years before deciding to focus on the policy level of health care, rather than individual patient care. In august 2013 she graduated from Tilburg University with a master’s degree in Care, Ethics & Policy. She worked at a health insurance company and is currently a member of the local council in Tilburg, as spokesperson for care and welfare.

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