Modern Thought in Pain: Philosophy, Politics, Psychoanalysis

Morgan Wortham, Simon (2014) Modern Thought in Pain: Philosophy, Politics, Psychoanalysis. Edinburgh, U.K. : Edinburgh University Press. 168p. (Frontiers of Theory) ISBN 9780748692415

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Through a series of rigorous encounters with key critical figures, this monograph argues that modern thought is, in a double sense, the thought of pain. This book investigates the idea that modern European philosophy after Kant offers less the conceptual equipment to tackle pain in explanatory terms, than an experience of thought that participates in the forms of pain and suffering about which it speaks. Perhaps surprisingly, the question of pain establishes a ground from which to examine key debates in twentieth-century European philosophy, most recently between forms of post-structuralist and ethical thinking imagined to be in crisis and the resurgence of discourses of political emancipation arising from traditions of thought associated with Marxism.

Item Type: Book
Research Area: English language and literature
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (until 2017) > School of Humanities
Depositing User: Simon Wortham
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2014 14:55
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2014 14:55

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