CFP: Self-Knowledge In and Out of Illness

Submission deadline: July 1, 2016

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A special issue of Palgrave Communications

Editors: Professor Sherrilyn Roush and Dr Tuomas Pernu (Department of Philosophy, King’s College London, UK)

Deadline for article proposals: July 1, 2016

Final deadline for full submissions: September 1, 2016

Self-knowledge has always played a role in healthcare since people need to be able to accurately assess their bodies or behaviour in order to determine whether to seek medical help. Yet more recently it has come to play a larger role, as healthcare has moved from a more paternalistic model to one where the patients are expected to take charge of their health, as more people live with chronic illness that requires self-management, and as the internet makes information and disinformation easier to find than to know what to do with.

When and how do we get self-knowledge, and of what? When and how is it useful and why? Contributions are invited that explore—from philosophical, sociological and/or psychological perspectives—how these and other questions play out in a variety of medical contexts.

This collection is in collaboration with the Philosophy and Medicine Symposium 'Self-Knowledge In and Out of Illness', taking place at King's College London on May 3-4, 2016:

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