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On the content and character of pain experience

Gray, Richard 2019. On the content and character of pain experience. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 100 (1) , pp. 47-68. 10.1111/papq.12261
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Abstract

Tracking representationalism explains the negative affective character of pain, and its capacity to motivate action, by reference to the representation of the badness for us of bodily damage. I argue that there is a more fitting instantiation of the tracking relation – the badness for us of extremely intense stimuli – and use this to motivate a non‐reductive approach to the negative affective character of pain. The view of pain proposed here is supported by consideration of three related topics: the pain caused when the body is damaged, reparative pain and the messenger‐shooting objection to tracking representationalism.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: English, Communication and Philosophy
Publisher: Wiley
ISSN: 0279-0750
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 6 November 2018
Date of Acceptance: 15 October 2018
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2019 14:15
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/116505

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