Pain, philosophical aspects of

In Tim Bayne, Axel Cleeremans & Patrick Wilken (eds.), Oxford Companion to Consciousness. pp. 495-498 (2009)

Murat Aydede
University of British Columbia
The ordinary conception of pain has two major threads that are in tension with each other. It is this tension that generates various puzzles in our philosophical understanding of pain. This is a short encyclopedia entry surveying some of the major philosophical puzzles about pain.
Keywords pain  pain location  philosophical theories of pain  philosophical puzzles about pain
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