Download PDF by Arne Vetlesen: A Philosophy of Pain

By Arne Vetlesen

ISBN-10: 1861895410

ISBN-13: 9781861895417

'Living comprises being uncovered to discomfort each moment no longer unavoidably as an insistent fact, yet consistently as a possibility', writes Arne Johan Vetlesen in "A Philosophy of Pain", a thought-provoking examine an inevitable and crucial element of the human . Vetlesen addresses soreness in lots of types, together with the ache inflicted by way of torture; the soreness suffered in sickness; and the soreness of hysteria, grief and melancholy. He examines the twin nature of discomfort: 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 seems at ache inside parts of contemporary lifestyles akin to family members and paintings, and he in particular probes a standard sleek 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 discomfort" explores the concept that and hazard of emphathy, in addition to delivering an research of where of discomfort in sleek tradition. Vetlesen bargains an unique and insightful viewpoint on anything that every one folks undergo and undergo from a sprained ankle to a damaged middle. even supposing soreness is in itself disagreeable, our skill to believe it reminds us that we're alive.

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