At the Edge of Being: The Aporia of Pain
This book represents a challenge to the influential medico-political discourse that seeks
to classify and manage chronic pain as if it were a disease in its own right, while at the
same time preserving its status as a symptom. The chapters in this volume confront
this view with timely reminders that pain as lived experience remains an elusive and
puzzling phenomenon (an APORIA) that cannot be better understood by putting aside
its phenomenology and simplifying what is left to fit a metaphorical pigeon-hole as a
distinct biomedical disease entity.