The uncanny, alienation and strangeness: the entwining of political and medical metaphor.

  • Andrew Edgar
  • Published 2011 in Medicine, health care, and philosophy

Abstract

This paper offers a critical response to Fredrik Svenaeus' use of the Heideggerian uncanny to analyse the experience of illness. It is argued that the uncanny is part of a culture of concepts through which the condition of modernity has been analysed by philosophers, social theorists, writers and artists. All centre upon the idea of alienation, and thus not… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s11019-010-9302-z

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@article{Edgar2011TheUA, title={The uncanny, alienation and strangeness: the entwining of political and medical metaphor.}, author={Andrew Edgar}, journal={Medicine, health care, and philosophy}, year={2011}, volume={14 3}, pages={313-22} }