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A Philosophy of Pain by Arne Vetlesen

By Arne Vetlesen

'Living consists of being uncovered to discomfort each moment no longer unavoidably as an insistent fact, yet continuously as a possibility', writes Arne Johan Vetlesen in "A Philosophy of Pain", a thought-provoking examine an inevitable and crucial point of the human . Vetlesen addresses ache in lots of kinds, together with the ache inflicted through torture; the discomfort suffered in illness; and the soreness of tension, grief and melancholy. He examines the twin nature of ache: 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 to be like at discomfort inside of parts of contemporary lifestyles akin to relations and paintings, and he particularly probes a typical smooth phenomenon, the assumption of pushing oneself to the restrict. enticing 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 concept that and hazard of emphathy, in addition to offering an research of where of soreness in glossy tradition. Vetlesen deals an unique and insightful standpoint on anything that each one folks endure and suffer from a sprained ankle to a damaged middle. even supposing soreness is in itself disagreeable, our skill to suppose it reminds us that we're alive.

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