"Pain" and "suffering" in cross-linguistic perspective
This paper builds on findings of the author's 1999 book Emotions Across Languages and Cultures: Diversity and Universals, which tentatively identified eleven universals pertaining to human emotions. The paper probes some of those "emotional universals" further, especially in relation to 'laughing', 'crying', and 'pain'. At the same time, the author continues her campaign against pseudo-universals, focussing in particular on anthropological and philosophical discourse of "suffering". The paper...[Show more]
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