Suffering, therapy, and meeting

Medical-philosophical Prisms in Gabriel Marcel




Gabriel Marcel, Philosophy, Medicine, Suffering, Meeting


The review, in focus, aims at an analysis of the recent book "Sofferenza, terapia, incontro: etica e crisi della medicina" by Gabriel Marcel, curated by Franco Riva and translated by Paolo Scolari, by Castelvecchi, Milan. It is a small set of essays written by the French philosopher when relating the phenomenon of suffering from sharing the encounter with the other as a therapeutic form.


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Marcel, Gabriel. 2022. Sofferenza, terapia, incontro. Etica e crisi della medicina. A cura e con un saggio di Franco Riva (P. Scolari, Trad.). Castelvecchi.



How to Cite

Aparecido de Freitas da Silva, C. (2023). Suffering, therapy, and meeting: Medical-philosophical Prisms in Gabriel Marcel. MEDICA REVIEW. International Medical Humanities Review / Revista Internacional De Humanidades Médicas, 11(1), 65–66.