Philosophy of Pain: Unpleasantness, Emotion, and Deviance

Bain, D., Brady, M. and Corns, J. (Eds.) (2018) Philosophy of Pain: Unpleasantness, Emotion, and Deviance. Routledge: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY. ISBN 9780815361640

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Over recent decades pain has received increasing attention as philosophers, psychologists and neuroscientists try to answer deep and difficult questions about it. What is pain? What makes pain unpleasant? How is pain related to the emotions? This volume provides a rich and wide-ranging exploration of these questions and provides important new insights into the philosophy of pain. Divided into three clear sections – pain and motivation; pain and emotion; and deviant pain – the collection covers fundamental topics in the philosophy and psychology of pain. These include pain and sensory affect, the neuroscience of pain, pain and rationality, placebos, and pain and consciousness.

Item Type:Edited Books
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Corns, Dr Jennifer and Bain, Dr David and Brady, Professor Michael
College/School:College of Arts & Humanities > School of Humanities > Philosophy

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