In the ancient world, leprosy was greatly feared. There was no known cure, and the victim became increasingly disfigured and disgusting looking. In Biblical times, they were segregated, dressed in rags, had to muffle their beards and ring a clapper bell to alert people to their presence, crying out: “unclean, unclean”. In the popular imagination […]
Author Archives: Celia Wolf-Devine
Celia Wolf-Devine is retired from her position teaching philosophy at Stonehill College. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island, USA with her husband Phil Devine, who is also a retired philosophy professor. She has her B.A. from Smith College and her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She has published widely in a variety of areas, including Early Modern Philosophy, Social Philosophy, gender issues, and most recently spirituality.