Pain and Pleasure: A Study of Bodily Feelings
In this work Dr. Szasz dispels popular and scientific confusion about what pain and pleasure actually are. Demonstrating the doubtful value of such distinctions as “real” and Imagined” pain, or “physical” and “intellectual” pleasure, he analyses the basic concepts-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.
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Amazing insights regarding the convergences of feelings.....and how we have chosen to deal with them as humans, humanity, physical, psychological, subjective, objective, social, personal, community and human rights. Worth reading at least twice.
Pain in a New Perspective 1975
Preface to the First Edition
of Physics and of Psychology
Analysis of Concepts and Clarification
THE PSYCHOLOGY OF PAIN
THE PSYCHOLOGY OF BODILY
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