"To Be Dying Under Their Wings is a Weird Miracle"

  • David W Jardine University of Calgary
Keywords: hermeneutics, Gadamer, grief, memory, subjectivity, ecology

Abstract

In this paper, the author responds to the Moules and Estefan (2018) Editorial “Watching My Mother Die: Subjectively and the Other Side of Dementia” with a hermeneutic interpretation of memory, remembering, forgetting, grief, and subjectivity. 

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2018-11-27
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