‘The View from the Afflicted’: Reading Gregor Wolbring on Vulnerability with Nietzsche, Epicurus, and Ivan Illich

Babette Babich

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12775/33038


A number of approaches to disability are modelled on the word itself, negatived, of ability. Hence disability is a lack of ability, a deficit modality. In this essay, I draw on Gregor Wollbring, “Confined to my Legs” along with a reading of Epicurus and Ivan Illich’s discussion of what he called the ‘expropriation’ of health as well as Nietzsche’s reflections on life and pain, sickness and the ‘great health’.

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ablism; healthism; technological solutionism; the ‘great health’; transhumanism

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