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The Resource A philosophy of pain, Arne Johan Vetlesen ; translated by John Irons

A philosophy of pain, Arne Johan Vetlesen ; translated by John Irons

Label
A philosophy of pain
Title
A philosophy of pain
Statement of responsibility
Arne Johan Vetlesen ; translated by John Irons
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • nor
  • eng
Summary
"'Living involves being exposed to pain every second - not necessarily as an insistent reality, but always as a possibility', writes Arne Johan Vetlesen in A philosophy of pain, a thought-provoking look at an inevitable and essential aspect of the human condition. Vetlesen addresses pain in many forms, including the pain inflicted by torture; the pain suffered in disease; and the pain of anxiety, grief and depression. He examines the dual nature of pain: how we attempt to avoid it as much as possible in our daily lives and yet, conversely, obtain a thrill from seeking it. Vetlesen looks at pain within areas of modern life such as family and work, and he specifically probes a common modern phenomenon, the idea of pushing oneself to the limit. Engaging throughout with the ideas of thinkers such as Kierkegaard, Freud, Heidegger, Sartre, Merleau-Ponty, Horkheimer, Adorno, Sontag and Klein, A philosophy of pain explores the concept and possibility of empathy, as well as providing an analysis of the place of pain in modern culture."--P. [4] of cover
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Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vetlesen, Arne Johan
Dewey number
128.4
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the Norwegian
LC call number
BJ1409
LC item number
.V4813 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pain
  • Pain
  • Human behavior
Label
A philosophy of pain, Arne Johan Vetlesen ; translated by John Irons
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"First published in 2004 by Dinamo Forlag"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 161-167)
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
167 p.
Isbn
9781861895417
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn318873600
  • (OCoLC)318873600
Label
A philosophy of pain, Arne Johan Vetlesen ; translated by John Irons
Publication
Note
"First published in 2004 by Dinamo Forlag"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 161-167)
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
167 p.
Isbn
9781861895417
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn318873600
  • (OCoLC)318873600

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