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DOI 10.12887/30-2017-4-120-03

Krzysztof WIECZOREK – The Loneliness of Pain, the Pain of Loneliness

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Pain is a borderline situation. An experience of pain makes the person affected by it live differently, feel differently, and communicate with the environment in a different way. A person affected by pain may even begin to think and evaluate things differently. What is most important in the subjective experience of pain turns out inexpressible in language. The communication barrier which comes into being in such situations is responsible for the sense of loneliness the person affected by pain experiences: the suffering caused by pain becomes even deeper.

The author first analyzes various types and aspects of the experience of pain in order to focus on the issue of the dissolution of the communication bond between the sufferer and his environment. He subsequently reflects on the conditions of the possibility of accepting pain in a situation of a new existential perspective being revealed to the suffering person and points that in certain cases accepting pain may lead to a liberation and a more valuable life.

Keywords: pain, loneliness, communication, language, suffering, liberation

Contact: Zakład Logiki i Metodologii, Instytut Filozofii,
Wydział Nauk Społecznych, Uniwersytet Śląski,
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E-mail: krzysztof.t.wieczorek@us.edu.pl
Phone: +48 32 3591806

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  1. ISSN 0860-8024
  2. The Republic of Poland Ministry of Science and Higher Education Value: 20.00
  3. Quarterly “Ethos” is indexed by the following databases: EBSCO, CEEOL, Index Copernicus (ICV 2017: 55.26), Philosopher’s Index, ERIH Plus.
  4. DOI Prefix 10.12887