Body and Mind: Dis-Ease in the Time of Coronavirus
In the fifth episode of The Grindstone's COVID-19 Series, we consider our bodies and minds as they experience illness and the current pandemic. To do this, we first share some personal stories about times in our lives when we experienced severe illness. We talk to Purdue Philosophy graduate student Tom Doyle about the phenomenology of illness, quiet and loud bodies, the concept of 'dis-ease', and the social dis-ease being caused by the pandemic. And finally we shift the conversation to mental health, mental healthcare, and the anxiety of social isolation and the uncertainty of such a disruptive virus.
In addition to Tom Doyle, today's episode also features returning guests: Dr. Dan Kelly, Professor of Philosophy at Purdue; Dr. Amy Martin, a bioethicist at IU Health; and Dr. David Bernard, an emergency pediatrics physician in Birmingham, AL.
Enjoy and thanks for listening!