Pain and Pleasure: A Study of Bodily Feelings

Pain and Pleasure: A Study of Bodily Feelings

by Thomas Stephen Szasz
     
 

In this work Dr. Szasz dispels popular and scientific confusion about what pain and pleasing actually are. Demonstrating the doubtful value of such distinctions as 'real' and 'imagined' pain, or 'physical' and 'intellectual' pleasure, he analyzes; the basic concept--psychological, philosophical, and sociological--involved in bodily feelings and discusses how these… See more details below

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In this work Dr. Szasz dispels popular and scientific confusion about what pain and pleasing actually are. Demonstrating the doubtful value of such distinctions as 'real' and 'imagined' pain, or 'physical' and 'intellectual' pleasure, he analyzes; the basic concept--psychological, philosophical, and sociological--involved in bodily feelings and discusses how these feelings are communicated. Some of the subjects discussed in Pain and Pleasure include: self-mutilation, sexual satisfaction. 'hysterical anesthesia, ' false pregnancy, laughter, homosexuality, and dream analysis.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815602309
Publisher:
Syracuse University Press
Publication date:
01/01/1989
Edition description:
Expanded
Pages:
303
Product dimensions:
5.35(w) x 8.28(h) x 1.01(d)

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