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Perspectives on Human Suffering
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1. Introduction: Human Suffering - Jeff Malpas and Norelle Lickiss

I. Philosophical Considerations
2. Suffering and Forgiveness: An Heroic Journey - Andrew Brennan and Norva Lo
3. Levinas on Suffering - Andrew Benjamin
4. The Other Thing About Suffering - Lucy Tatman
5. Suffering, Compassion, and the Possibility of a Humane Politics - Jeff Malpas
6. `Pathei Mathos': The Cognitive Value of Suffering - Gaetano Chiurazzi
7. `Giving the World a More Human Face' - Human Suffering in African Thought and Philosophy - Thaddeus Metz
8. Suffering as Substantive and Subjective: Slavoj Zizek, Hannah Arendt, and the Body's Pain - Michael Mack

II. Humanities Approaches
9. The Suffering of Job: He is Every Person and No-one - Peta Pellach
10. The Meaning of Suffering: A Historian's View - Nicholas Tarling
11. Jewish Responses to Suffering - Paul Turner
12. Suffering and Ancient Therapy from Plato to Cicero - Dougal Blyth
13. Thinking with Philoctetes - Edith Hall
14. Historicizing Suffering - Wayne Hudson
15. The Politics of Suffering - Peter Sutton

III. Legal, Medical and Therapeutic Contexts
16. Some Aspects of Human Suffering and the Criminal Law - Sir Guy Green
17. Suffering and the Law: Its Meaning and Definition - Norchaya Talib
18. To Suffer with: The Poetry of Compassion - Jack Coulehan
19. Facing up to Suffering - Norelle Lickiss
20. Suffering Seeks a Voice - Frank Brennan
21. Dignity, Pain and Suffering - Daryl Pullman
22. Suffering and the Sleeplessness of Clinicians - Matthew Hamilton and Grant Gillett
23. The Selfsame Well: Human Suffering in Grief and Bereavement - Elizabeth A Lobb
24. Reflections on Compassion, Suffering and Occupational Stress - Mary Vachon
25. Insights from Neuroscience and Literature into Pain and Mental Suffering - Ross Mellick

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