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Pain, philosophy of mind: the philosophical discussion deals with the peculiarities of the concept of pain in contrast to other concepts such as perceptions, sensations and stimuli. In particular, it is about the relationship between physical and mental realization of pain. See also mind body problem, physical/psychic, rigidity, possible worlds, possible world semantics, perception, introspection, private language, necessity, certainty.

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Ned Block on Pain - Dictionary of Arguments

II 572
Pain/Hypnosis/Block: What reason is there to think that there is pain under hypnosis at all? Some authors assume a "hidden observer" (part of the person).
II 574
Pain/Anesthesia/Block: There is a difference between whether a patient receives a general anesthesia or a local anesthesia, a local anesthetic.
In the case of local anesthesia, he cannot remember any pain, regardless of whether the local anesthetic was performed alone or together with a general anesthesia. This is avoided by intravenously administered valium.
After an anesthesia, he can "recall" the pain
      Block: the agonizing notion is that this is a case of p-consciousness without
a-consciousness.


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Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Block I
N. Block
Consciousness, Function, and Representation: Collected Papers, Volume 1 (Bradford Books) Cambridge 2007

Block II
Ned Block
"On a confusion about a function of consciousness"
In
Bewusstein, Thomas Metzinger, Paderborn/München/Wien/Zürich 1996


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