Sensibility and clinical understanding.

  title={Sensibility and clinical understanding.},
  author={Per Nortvedt},
  journal={Medicine, health care, and philosophy},
  volume={11 2},
  • Per Nortvedt
  • Published 2008 in Medicine, health care, and philosophy
This paper argues that there is a dimension of human consciousness which allows for a pre-intentional and non-cognitive intuition of sensibility. A sensibility which allows for the vulnerability of the human other is by nature characterized by passivity and receptivity. Moreover, sensibility invokes the significance of relating to the human other in an affective way of being touched by his or her pain and suffering. This capacity of being distressed by the distress of another person opens up… CONTINUE READING