Les métamorphoses du rapport politique à la mort (recherche de pivots structurant la réflexion en médecine palliative)

Authors: Richard, Louis-André
Advisor: De Koninck, Thomas
Abstract: Our research explores key moments of metamorphosis of the political relationship to mortality under consideration of such topics as the forbidden, the dignity, the autonomy and the alterity. We derive suitable anchors in order to feed the current thinking in palliative medicine. We deliver a philosophical investigation, to us Westerners who enjoy the strongest influences of the Greco-Roman, the Christian and the modern way of thinking. These bases, building our political world, have led to the emergence of palliative medicine. Therefore we attempt to characterize and understand new issues in their political and ethical aspects, considered in the light of contemporary forms of support for the dying. Our effort is in trying to discern the aspirations and the dead ends. The study of the metamorphosis of benchmarks showed a pronounced dissociation over time. Consequently, as to our interpretation of the business foundation of these political issues unveiled a universal recognition of the prohibition of homicide, but with a loss of moral bond in favor of an amoral referred; unanimous downstream of respect for human dignity, but expressing confusion and ostensible division between intrinsic and extrinsic designs; a bald assertion of autonomy, but with a marked distancing in terms of how to consider the part of the other; a variation of human relations as recognized by all, but exacerbated in an artificial tension between individualism and altruism. Furthemore, noting the distance and dislocation between the notions of public and private, between the claim of brotherhood and the search for meaningful friendship, we considered the palliative community as a place of resistance to this threatening breakdown in the political community. At the end of the analysis, we founded the concepts of "allonomia" and "ethical suspension." These original contributions to philosophy are aimed at giving its full wisdom dimension in serving palliative care.
Document Type: Thèse de doctorat
Issue Date: 2016
Open Access Date: 24 April 2018
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/27016
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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