Sacred Science: Ritual and Miracle in Modern Medicine

I am delighted to announce my forthcoming book in social philosophy, to appear November 21st from Peter Lang, one of the most prestigious scholarly publishers in the world.

This book is an analysis of post-war discourses concerning health and illness. Themselves an attempt to grasp the meaning of health in our modern human condition, as such it provides both new insights into the genealogy of conceptualizations of both health and illness but also serves as a viable hermeneutic summary of many important textual moments in the recent history of health studies, including Foucault, Gadamer, Illich, Sontag, and others. Sacred Science: Ritual and Miracle in Modern Medicine is the result of a phenomenological disquisition of the ideas employed by health scholars and philosophers and its import rests both on its uniqueness in the relevant fields and its new ideas, including ‘indefinitude’, ‘deontic facticity’, and illness as the experience of the simultaneous ‘inexistence’ of both life and death.