Pain, care, and the body: a response to de Vignemont

Colin Klein*

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Frédérique de Vignemont argues on the basis of several empirical counterexamples that Bain and Klein are wrong about the relationship between pain and bodily care. I argue that the force of the putative counterexamples is weak. Properly understood, the association between pain and care is preserved in a way that is consistent with both de Vignemont's own views and the empirical facts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)588-593
Number of pages6
JournalAustralasian Journal of Philosophy
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jul 2017


  • pain
  • pain asymbolia
  • bodily representation
  • bodily care
  • somatoparaphrenia


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