Diabetes, chronic illness and the bodily roots of ecstatic temporality

Human Studies 31 (4):399 - 421 (2008)
This article studies the phenomenology of chronic illness in light of phenomenology’s insights into ecstatic temporality and freedom. It shows how a chronic illness can, in lived experience, manifest itself as a disturbance of our usual relation to ecstatic temporality and thence as a disturbance of freedom. This suggests that ecstatic temporality is related to another sort of time—“provisional time”—that is in turn rooted in the body. The article draws on Merleau-Ponty’s Phenomenology of Perception and Heidegger’s Being and Time , shedding light on the latter’s concept of ecstatic temporality. It also discusses implications for self-management of chronic illness, especially in children.
Keywords Heidegger  Merleau-Ponty  diabetes  temporality  body  phenomenology  chronic illness  compliance
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DOI 10.2307/40270671
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