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 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.