Health and Well-Being

As we begin a third calendar year with COVID-19, it’s hard not to feel anxious and fatigued by the ever-evolving norms of life in a pandemic. So for this month’s playlist, we’re offering not exactly a distraction from the medical news, but rather a different way to engage with it. What philosophical questions are raised by the public health limbo many of us feel we are living in?

What moral claim do outher have over our bodies? Under what circumstances can doctors decide what is best for their patients? When (if ever) is it OK to step in and take charge of someone else's life or body? Is learning about one's genetics itself a medical intervention? And what does it mean to be a disease of the mind versus a disease of the body? Here are some episodes from the archive that tackle these questions and more.

Health and Well-Being

Episode Title Date Related Content

Regulating Bodies

Sun, Sep 30, 2012 Regulating Bodies Regulating Bodies

The Limits of Medical Consent

Sun, May 07, 2017 The Limits of Medical Consent The Limits of Medical Consent

Paternalism and Health

Tue, Jul 13, 2004 Paternalism and Health

Bioethics: Myths and Realities

Sun, Feb 10, 2013 Bioethics: Myths and Realities Bioethics – Myths and Realities

Diseases of the Mind: Philosophy of Psychiatry

Sun, Mar 08, 2015 Diseases of the Mind: Philosophy of Psychiatry Disorders of the Mind - The Philosophy of Psychiatry