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    Depression as unhomelike being-in-the-world? Phenomenology’s challenge to our understanding of illness
    with Furhan Iqbal
    Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 16 (1): 31-39. 2013.
    Fredrik Svenaeus has applied Heidegger’s concept of ‘being-in-the-world’ to health and illness. Health, Svenaeus contends, is a state of ‘homelike being-in-the-world’ characterised by being ‘balanced’ and ‘in-tune’ with the world. Illness, on the other hand, is a state of ‘unhomelike being-in-the-world’ characterised by being ‘off-balance’ and alienated from our own bodies. This paper applies the phenomenological concepts presented by Svenaeus to cases from a study of depression. In doing so, we…Read more