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Sarah Richmond
University College London
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This paper considers how the experience of illness fits within Sartre?s account of embodiment in Being and Nothingness. Sartre makes some remarks about illness, but does not develop a full account. I show that the anti?naturalistic ontological framework in which Sartre?s discussion of the body is placed, which opposes my ?being?for?Others? to my ?being?for?myself?, imposes a revisionary account of illness, and how Sartre?s model of interpersonal relations affects his view of doctors, and their role in the illness experience. I note and discuss the connection Sartre draws between illness and bad faith. I also point out that recent phenomenologically inspired criticisms of the medical establishment that draw on Sartre?s account of the body are limited by their failure to engage with Sartre?s ontology
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