By Siby K. George,P.G. Jung
The mainstream method of the knowledge of ache is still ruled by way of the biomedical paradigm and the dualistic Cartesian ontology. This quantity brings jointly essays of students of literature, philosophy and historical past at the many enigmatic colors of pain-experience, generally from an anti-Cartesian point of view of cultural ontology by means of students of literature, philosophy and background. a piece of the essays is dedicated to the socio-political dimensions of ache within the Indian context. The publication deals a severe viewpoint at the reductive conceptions of soreness and argue that non-substance ontology or cultural ontology helps a extra humane and genuine figuring out of pain.
The common ontological positive aspects of the self in soreness and culturally imbued dimensions of pain-experience are, hence, introduced jointly in a unprecedented mixture during this quantity. The essays reside at the significance of knowing what cultural, social and political forces outdoor our regulate do to our pain-experience. They convey why such realizing is critical, either to humanely care for discomfort, and to rectify faulty ways to pain-experience. additionally they discover the completely ambivalent areas among ache and delight, and the cathartic and effective dimensions of ache. The essays during this quantity examine pain-experiences during the clean lenses of historical past, gender, ethics, politics, loss of life, affliction, self-loss, torture, disgrace, dispossession and denial.
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