Phenomenology of pain

This is something I wrote Way back in the day. I thought I would share it. It is a philosophical look at the pain experience. Drew Leder in "The Absent Body" (1990) has some interesting insight to the lived experience of pain. According to Leder, normally the body is experienced as an absence, in a … Continue reading Phenomenology of pain

pain is a construct of the brain

Illness belief structures and invisible illness

I remember when I was younger and had Fibromyalgia and episodic migraines I thought very differently about my illness than I do now. I remember taking my first Philosophy class and being introduced to Rene Descartes the famous dualist where the mind is separate from the body. You have a mental substance and a physical … Continue reading Illness belief structures and invisible illness