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Human Vulnerability

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Part of the Philosophy and Medicine book series (PHME, volume 106)

Abstract

The concept of “human vulnerability” at first makes one think of the miserable, the socially marginalized, the elderly, children, and the ill. This is a valid reflection, because we are accustomed to seeing people through the lens of our own values, whereas misery and scarcities of all types, as well as diseases, are objective elements preliminarily restrictive of what has conventionally been denominated “quality of life.”

Keywords

Organize Crime Gated Community Human Vulnerability Affective Bond Human Solidarity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Clinical MedicineResearcher and Professor at Universidade Estadual de LondrinaLondrinaBrazil
  2. 2.Researcher and Professor at Department of Forensic Medicine, Medical Ethics and Social and Work MedicineUniversity of São PauloSão PauloBrazil

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