This essay looks at the liminal genre of the critical pathography, a literary form that bridges the boundary between an academic analysis and an illness nar-rative. It argues that when this genre is compared to more traditional forms of analysis in the medical humanities and bioethics, the critical pathography treats its subject in a manner that is more akin to what Gabriel Marcel refers to as a mystery, something that can only be explored, than to a problem, a puzzle that can be solved.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Issues, ethics and legal aspects
- Health Policy
- History and Philosophy of Science