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Importance of suffering : the value and meaning of emotional discontent

Author: James Davies
Publisher: 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Importance of suffering : the value and meaning of emotional discontent
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James Davies
OCLC Number: 941173390
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Contents: Introduction. An Enquiry into the Nature of Human Habits. The Relational Perspective on Suffering. Positive and Negative Models of Suffering: A Battle for Supremacy. Anaesthetic Regimes and the Unproblematic Life. The Consequences of Avoiding our Primary Problems: Unproductive Suffering. Productive Suffering as a Ritual Process - As Useful Descent. The Period of Transition in the Ritual of Productive Suffering. Concluding the Book. Appendix One: Distinguishing Between Productive and Unproductive Suffering. Appendix Two: The History of the Concept of the Drive for Realisation.

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"James Davies offers a highly original and insightful approach that restores the vital place of suffering in human development. Drawing from anthropology, philosophy and psychology Davies weaves a Read more...

 
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