Arne Vetlesen's A Philosophy of Pain PDF

By Arne Vetlesen

ISBN-10: 1861895410

ISBN-13: 9781861895417

'Living comprises being uncovered to discomfort each moment now not unavoidably as an insistent fact, yet constantly as a possibility', writes Arne Johan Vetlesen in "A Philosophy of Pain", a thought-provoking examine an inevitable and crucial point of the human situation. Vetlesen addresses soreness in lots of varieties, together with the ache inflicted through torture; the discomfort suffered in illness; and the discomfort of hysteria, grief and melancholy. He examines the twin nature of ache: how we strive to prevent it up to attainable in our day-by-day lives and but, conversely, receive a thrill from looking it. Vetlesen appears to be like at ache inside parts of contemporary lifestyles resembling family members and paintings, and he in particular probes a typical smooth phenomenon, the assumption of pushing oneself to the restrict. attractive all through with the guidelines of thinkers reminiscent of Kierkegaard, Freud, Heidegger, Sartre, Merleau-Ponty, Horkheimer, Adorno, Sontag and Klein, "A Philosophy of soreness" explores the idea that and threat of emphathy, in addition to supplying an research of where of ache in glossy tradition. Vetlesen bargains an unique and insightful viewpoint on whatever that every one people endure and undergo from a sprained ankle to a damaged middle. even if discomfort is in itself disagreeable, our skill to believe it reminds us that we're alive.

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