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Articles by William Hirstein:

Inside the Phantom Limb: Identity, Emotion, and Rationality

In spite of the astonishing progress we have made in medicine over the past hundred and thirty or so years, there are still those unfortunate times when someone’s limb is so damaged by disease or accident that it must be amputated. The vast majority of people who undergo amputation have a clear sensation that the limb is still there—a phantom limb.

This post is in: 2. Displacements of the Imaginary and Virtual Schemata,Phantom Limb (2004)

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