The Island Gallery, Bridewell Street, Bristol BS1 2LE

Where death is, I am no longer, where I am death is not. This is the argument Epicurus uses in order to rationally convince us that we shouldn’t fear our death. But is death entirely foreign to life? Are the two mutually exclusive? In this talk, Professor Havi Carel (University of Bristol) will explore these issues, contrasting Epicurus’ views on death with those of Heidegger.

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About Havi
Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images

Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images

Havi Carel is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Bristol, where she also teaches medical students. Her research examines the experience of illness and of receiving healthcare. She was recently awarded a Senior Investigator Award by the Wellcome Trust, for a five year project entitled ‘Life of Breath’ (with Prof Jane Macnaughton, Durham University).

Havi is the author of Illness (2008, 2013), shortlisted for the Wellcome Trust Book Prize, and of Life and Death in Freud and Heidegger (2006).

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This event is supported by the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute for Health Research at the University of Bristol.