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Pain

A Cultural History

Palgrave Macmillan

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Table of contents (9 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    • Javier Moscoso
    Pages 1-8
  3. Representations

    • Javier Moscoso
    Pages 9-32
  4. Imitation

    • Javier Moscoso
    Pages 33-54
  5. Sympathy

    • Javier Moscoso
    Pages 55-78
  6. Correspondence

    • Javier Moscoso
    Pages 79-110
  7. Trust

    • Javier Moscoso
    Pages 111-136
  8. Narrativity

    • Javier Moscoso
    Pages 137-164
  9. Coherence

    • Javier Moscoso
    Pages 165-190
  10. Reiteration

    • Javier Moscoso
    Pages 191-213
  11. Back Matter

    Pages 214-269

About this book

Halfway between history and philosophy, this book deals with the historical forms that have permitted the understanding of human suffering from the Renaissance to the present. Representation, sympathy, imitation, coherence and narrativity are but a few of the rhetorical recourses that men and women have employed in order to feel our pain.

Reviews

'Javier Moscoso's book is a dazzling example of cultural history. For anyone who ever wondered about the meaning of pain and how those meanings have changed over time this is the book for you.'

- Joanna Bourke, Birkbeck College

Authors and Affiliations

  • Spanish National Research Council, Spain

    Javier Moscoso

About the author

JAVIER MOSCOSO is Research Professor of History and Philosophy of Science at the Institute of Philosophy of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). His academic career has been devoted to the cultural history of the human body. He was the curator of the London Science Museum exhibition Pain. Passion. Compassion. Sensibility.

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