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The philosopher of ambiguity: exploring stories of spirituality of people with aphasia through the lens of Merleau-Ponty

The philosopher of ambiguity: exploring stories of spirituality of people with aphasia through the lens of Merleau-Ponty

MacKenzie, Sophie and Marsh, Ian (2018) The philosopher of ambiguity: exploring stories of spirituality of people with aphasia through the lens of Merleau-Ponty. Journal of Disability and Religion. ISSN 1522-8967 (Print), 1522-9122 (Online) (doi:10.1080/23312521.2018.1509762)

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Abstract

Spirituality as a concept has only recently begun to be considered in speech and language therapy research and practice, and phenomenology as a research methodology is also not widely used in SLT research. Yet, concepts propounded by the phenomenologist Maurice Merleau-Ponty arguably offer a useful theoretical framework from which to view certain aspects of SLT including the concept of spirituality and how this is expressed by people with a communication difficulty.

In this project, eight people with aphasia were interviewed about their spirituality. The interviews were transcribed, themes identified and stories created. These stories were viewed using one of the concepts propounded by Merleau-Ponty, namely ambiguity.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: aphasia, spirituality, phenomenology, ambiguity
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education & Health
Faculty of Education & Health > Department of Family Care & Mental Health
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Last Modified: 06 Dec 2018 23:26
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/21595

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