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    Meanings and manifestations of care: a celebration of hermeneutic multiplicity in Heidegger

    Eatough, Virginia and Tomkins, L. (2013) Meanings and manifestations of care: a celebration of hermeneutic multiplicity in Heidegger. The Humanistic Psychologisy 41 , pp. 4-24. ISSN 0887-3267.

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    This article presents an interpretative phenomenological analysis of care, specifically the relationship between carer and care recipient, and the ways in which this is experienced and interpreted by carers themselves. Results reveal multiple manifestations of care, including intervention, anticipation, advocacy, and intersubjectivity. These are examined through the filter of Heidegger’s pronouncements on care, and the phenomenon is presented as both a priori and essential and concrete and variable. In its a priori sense, care is unavoidable; it is part of the very stuff of humanity. In its idiographic manifestations, care has multiple modes the salience of which relates more to temporal and contextual than to ethical or normative considerations. The article is a celebration of a multiple hermeneutic, in which both linguistic and thematic sense-making represent an opportunity for sensitive, creative and careful reflection.


    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science > School of Psychological Sciences
    Depositing User: Virginia Eatough
    Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2014 10:59
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:12


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