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By Arne Vetlesen

ISBN-10: 1861895410

ISBN-13: 9781861895417

'Living includes being uncovered to ache 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 element of the human situation. Vetlesen addresses soreness in lots of kinds, together with the discomfort inflicted by way of torture; the ache suffered in sickness; and the discomfort of tension, 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 discomfort inside components of recent lifestyles resembling kin and paintings, and he particularly probes a standard smooth phenomenon, the belief of pushing oneself to the restrict. enticing all through with the guidelines of thinkers corresponding to Kierkegaard, Freud, Heidegger, Sartre, Merleau-Ponty, Horkheimer, Adorno, Sontag and Klein, "A Philosophy of ache" explores the concept that and chance of emphathy, in addition to offering an research of where of soreness in smooth tradition. Vetlesen deals an unique and insightful standpoint on anything that every one folks undergo and undergo from a sprained ankle to a damaged center. even though soreness is in itself disagreeable, our skill to consider it reminds us that we're alive.

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