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Contrributes an interdisciplinary breadth of the essays
Is the only edited collection that takes human suffering as its focus
Follows on, both in terms of concepts and format, an already successful work
This volume brings together a range of interdisciplinary perspectives on a topic of central importance, but which has otherwise tended to be approached from within just one or another disciplinary framework. Most of the essays contained here incorporate some degree of interdisciplinarity in their own approach, but the volume nevertheless divides into three main sections: Philosophical considerations; Humanities approaches; Legal, medical, and therapeutic contexts.
The volume includes essays by philosophers, medical practitioners and researchers, historians, lawyers, literary, Classical, and Judaic scholars. The essays are united by a common concern with the question of the human character of suffering, and the demands that suffering, and the recognition of suffering, make upon us.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »Hannah Arendt and suffering - Humane Politics - Levinas and Suffering - Philoctetes and suffering - Suffering and compassion - Suffering and forgiveness - Value of suffering - dignity and suffering - history and suffering - human suffering - neuroscience and suffering - pain and suffering - perspectives on suffering - philosophy of suffering - politics and suffering - suffering and judaism - suffering and law