Pain and masochism

Journal of Value Inquiry 17 (3):219-223 (1983)
That pain and suffering are unwanted is no truism. Like the sadist, the masochist wants pain. Like sadism, masochism entails an irrational, abnormal attitude toward pain. I explain this abnormality.
Keywords pain masochism badness pleasure
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DOI 10.1007/BF00147728
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