The event will be attended by Mohammad Karimi, the translator of the book and experts Na’eemeh Pourmohammadi and Hassan Eslami Ardakani. The Book has been released by No Publishing in Tehran.
Vetlesen’s analysis of pain is revealing in this book, plumbing the very center of many of our most intense and complicated emotions. He looks at pain within different arenas of modern life such as family and work, and he specifically probes at a very common modern phenomenon, the idea of pushing oneself to the limit.
Engaging throughout with the ideas of thinkers such as Søren Kierkegaard, Sigmund Freud, Martin Heidegger, Jean-Paul Sartre, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Max Horkheimer, Theodor Adorno, Alice Miller, Susan Sontag, and Melanie Klein, ‘A Philosophy of Pain’ asks which came first, thinking or feeling, and explores the concept and possibility of empathy.
Vetlesen a professor of philosophy at the University of Oslo offers an original and insightful perspective on something that all of us suffer and endure—from a sprained ankle to a broken heart. Although pain is in itself unpleasant, our ability to feel it reminds us that we are alive.
Those interested in the event may refer to: Instagram/bookcityculturalcenter on Tuesday at 3 p.m. Tehran time.