Autonomy Summer School 2017


The Ethics of Powerlessness team took part in the 2017 Autonomy Summer School, delivering modules on the Phenomenology of Powerlessness and The Power to be Oneself on Friday 7th July.

End-of-life care and the search for a new ethical approach: Essex researchers call for an “ethics of powerlessness”

Ethics of Powerlessness Research Team

Our friends, family and the professionals looking after us in the most difficult circumstances can also often find themselves helpless to improve the situation. Philosophers at the University of Essex are now looking to understand experiences of powerlessness by working with academics and healthcare professionals including staff at St Helena Hospice in Colchester.