Fredrik Svenaeus

Fredrik Svenaeus


I am a philosopher and professor at Centre for Studies in Practical Knowledge. My main research areas are philosophy of medicine and medical humanities.

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Fredrik Svenaeus is professor at the Centre for Studies in Practical Knowledge, Södertörn University, Sweden. His main research areas are philosophy of medicine, bioethics, medical humanities, and philosophical anthropology.

He has published a large number of articles and books on various subjects within these fields, most often from a phenomenological point of view, some recent examples are:

"The Relevance of Heideggers Philosophy of Technology for Biomedical Ethics", Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics, vol. 34: 1-15, 2013; "Anorexia Nervosa and the Body Uncanny: A Phenomenological Approach", Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology, vol. 20: 81-92, 2013; “Depression and the Self: Bodily Resonance and Attuned Being-in-the-World”, Journal of Consciousness Studies, vol. 20, nr. 7-8, 15-32, 2013; “The Phenomenology of Suffering in Medicine and Bioethics”, Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics, vol. 35, no. 6, 407-420, 2014; “The Phenomenology of Chronic Pain: Embodiment and Alienation”, Continental Philosophy Review, vol. 48, no. 2, 107-122, 2015; “The Phenomenology of Empathy: A Steinian Emotional Account”, Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, vol. 15, no. 2, 227-245, 2016; “A Defence of the Phenomenological Account of Health and Illness”, accepted for publication in Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, 2017.

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