Wednesday, 11 Dec 2013 @ be.in.bristol 59-61 Whiteladies Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 2LY, 18:00-19:30 Drinks and Snacks will be provided. The event is free of charge but places are limited to registration is required. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register for the event and to request a copy of the paper.
“If health is definable as a dynamic equilibrium, then there needs to be some criterion for its re-establishment or restoration. For centuries this criterion has been identified as nature, a criterion which is not altogether unproblematic.”
– Niall Keane, “On the Origins of Illness and the Hiddenness of Health”
This is a follow up to the successful “Medicine and Society” seminar series sponsored by the Royal Institute of Philosophy and UWE Philosophy. Niall Keane returns to Bristol to discuss the various meanings of the idea of health and their relation to the ideal of nature as a criterion against which health, illness, and well-being can be measured.