Being in Pain by Abraham OlivierBeing in Pain by Abraham Olivier

Being in Pain

byAbraham Olivier

Paperback | February 27, 2007

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What does it mean to be in pain? How should we deal with pain? The major trend today is an attempt to offer a physiological explanation and treatment of pain. This book raises the question as to how we can understand and treat pain on a physiological basis without underrating or denying its psychological dimensions. As an answer to this question, the author proposes a non-reductive physiological definition and subsequently treatment of pain that account equally for physical and psychological factors. Drawing on a wide array of sources, the author defines pain as a mode of bodily perception and then explores the therapeutic consequences of this definition. The primary focus is philosophical, but it is an accessibly written academic book, of relevance to a wide readership.
The Author: Abraham Olivier is lecturer and research fellow at the Department of Philosophy at the University of Fort Hare (South Africa). He received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Tübingen (Germany). The author has published numerous articles in international philosophical journals, where much of his work has focused ...
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Title:Being in PainFormat:PaperbackDimensions:8.27 × 5.51 × 0.68 inPublished:February 27, 2007Publisher:Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:363156225X

ISBN - 13:9783631562253

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Contents: The meaning of pain: The perceiving body – The body in pain – A definition of pain – Pain in the body – Objectivity – The management of pain: The role of time – The place of space – Liberation.