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By Arne Vetlesen

ISBN-10: 1861895410

ISBN-13: 9781861895417

'Living contains being uncovered to soreness each moment no longer unavoidably as an insistent truth, yet continuously as a possibility', writes Arne Johan Vetlesen in "A Philosophy of Pain", a thought-provoking examine an inevitable and crucial element of the human situation. Vetlesen addresses soreness in lots of kinds, together with the ache inflicted by means of torture; the discomfort suffered in disorder; and the discomfort of tension, grief and melancholy. He examines the twin nature of soreness: how we try to prevent it up to attainable in our day-by-day lives and but, conversely, receive a thrill from looking it. Vetlesen appears at ache inside of components of recent existence resembling relatives and paintings, and he in particular probes a standard sleek phenomenon, the belief of pushing oneself to the restrict. attractive all through with the tips of thinkers similar to Kierkegaard, Freud, Heidegger, Sartre, Merleau-Ponty, Horkheimer, Adorno, Sontag and Klein, "A Philosophy of ache" explores the concept that and risk of emphathy, in addition to supplying an research of where of ache in sleek tradition. Vetlesen bargains an unique and insightful standpoint on whatever that every one folks endure and undergo from a sprained ankle to a damaged center. even if soreness is in itself disagreeable, our skill to consider it reminds us that we're alive.

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