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TERMINOLOGY IN ALGONOMY

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Terminology here refers to the usage and study of terms and expressions used in algonomy.


DEFINITION OF SUFFERING

See Definition of Suffering.


List of Terms

Abolition of suffering

Affect

Affectivity

Algedonic

Algia

Algiatry

Algodicy (justification of suffering, metaphysics of suffering. cf. "theodicy")

Algology

Algogenic

Algonomy (or algonomics, cf. algology/algonomy-agrology/agronomy-economics-economy-political economy)

Algoscience

Algostat (a word formed on the model of 'thermostat' and proposed here for referring to a means that would limit the experience of suffering in such a way that it never attains the level of "excessive" suffering -- perhaps a neuro-device, or a psycho-spiritual attitude, or a genetic tweaking, etc.)

Algotelic

Alliesthésie (English: alliesthesia) (Variations des sensations subjectives d'un individu, concernant une stimulation de nature agréable ou désagréable, à la suite d'une stimulation externe. Le terme est introduit par Cabanac (1968) pour expliquer que la façon dont on va percevoir le caractère hédonique d'un stimulus dépend de l'état interne de l'organisme. On distingue l'alliesthésie négative, qui désigne une variation vers plus de déplaisir ou moins de plaisir, et positive, à l'inverse.)

Antalgic

Antalgogenic

Atro- (cruel, terrible)

Aversion

Case of suffering

Cause of suffering

Control of suffering

Countercause of suffering

Dol

Dolor

Dukkha

Dysalgia

Eradication of suffering

Fight against suffering

Hedonic

Hedonimeter

Hedonimetry

Histalgia

Humane

Humanitarian

Infliction of suffering

Management of Suffering

Mastery over suffering

Mentalgia

Mnemalgia

Negative utilitarianism

Pain

Panetics (or anthropo-algogenic algonomy, cf. algogénèse anthropique or human-caused suffering)

Person or organization who contributes or goes against the production of suffering

Prevention of suffering

Psychalgia

Relief of suffering

Sufferer

Suffering

Socialgia

Solastalgia

Studies on suffering

Synalgic

Synalgogenic

Unpleasantness


Key terms in meta tag of algonet html document

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Key terms in meta tag of panetics html document

Religious ethics, religious power, business ethics,
management ethics, environmental ethics, legal ethics, medical ethics,
media ethics, legal ethics, police ethics, Human Rights, Human Suffering,
Humanitarian Intervention, genocide, ethnic, cleansing, military
intervention, Pain, pain measurement, medical specialization, health cost
management, public health, Police, criminal justice, community policing,
riots, law enforcement, War, Peace Studies, Technology assessment,
environmental assessment, impact assessment, systems analysis, measuring
pain, utilitarianism, science policy


Here is a list of alternative names that is given for the problem of unpleasantness (PA7107) in the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential (note the puzzling absence of the word suffering in this list!) :

Abhorrence, Abomination, Affliction, Aggravation, Anguish, Annoyance, Antagonism, Antipathy, Anxiety, Atrocity, Aversion, Awfulness, Awkwardness, Banefulness, Baseness, Beastliness, Bedevilment, Bitterness, Boredom, Boringness, Bothersomeness, Burdensomeness, Chagrin, Cheerlessness, Confusion, Contrariety, Depression, Desolation, Despair, Despicableness, Difficulty, Disaffection, Disaffinity, Disagreeableness, Disapproval, Discomfort, Discomposure, Disconcertion, Discontentment, Disfavour, Disgust, Dislike, Dismay, Displeasure, Disquiet, Dissatisfaction, Distaste, Distress, Disturbance, Dolorousness, Dullness, Embarrassment, Encumbrance, Enmity, Ennui, Exasperation, Foulness, Fulsomeness, Grief, Grievance, Grimness, Grossness, Harassment, Harshness, Hatred, Hideousness, Horribleness, Hostility, Humiliation, Ignobility, Infelicity, Injury, Inquietude, Irksomeness, Joylessness, Loathsomeness, Lovelessness, Malaise, Melancholy, Miasma, Misery, Mortification, Mournfulness, Noisome, Nuisance, Oppression, Pain, Pestiferousness, Pleasurelessness, Problem, Provocation, Repugnance, Repulsion, Sadism, Sadness, Shock, Sorrow, Sufferance, Tedium, Tiresomeness, Torment, Torture, Tortuousness, Tribulation, Trouble, Ugliness, Unbearableness, Uncomfortableness, Undesirableness, Uneasiness, Unhappiness, Unpleasantness, Vexation, Vileness, Wearisomeness, Woe, Worry, Wound.


The International Association for the Study of Pain offers on the Internet its "IASP Pain Terminology".


Ralph Siu lists thousands of words related to suffering in his book "Seeds of Reflection - Word Clusters for Meditation on the Infliction and the Relief of Suffering", third volume of the Panetics Trilogy, published by the International Society for Panetics (ISP), Washington, D.C., 1993. The thirteen chapters of this terminologic work deal with themes such as suffering, infliction, inflicters, inflictees, relief, alleviators, etc.



Pouquoi avoir choisi algonomie plutôt que algologie pour désigner la discipline qui a pour objet la souffrance ?

Le terme 'algonomy' est expliqué à http://www.algosphere.org/intro/index.html :
 

It is suggested that the discipline concerned with suffering should be called "algonomy". The term comes from two ancient Greek words: algos, which means pain or suffering, and nomos, which evokes the notions of domain, management, and knowledge. It should be noted that the word "suffering" is used here in a broad sense and may refer to any pain or unpleasantness.
 

Le terme 'algologie' était déjà doublement pris : pour la science de la douleur (physique) et pour l'étude des algues. De plus, comme indiqué dans les évocations ci-dessus, le suffixe -nomie fait moins "science dure" : l'algonomie est beaucoup moins une science étroitement spécialisée qu'un très vaste et complètement nouveau domaine du savoir rassemblant des connaissances de toutes sortes.

La terminologie algonomique n'est pas encore fixée. Même le nom de la discipline pourrait encore changer. Toutes les suggestions sont bienvenues.

À noter que le mot algologie, apparu dans les années 1970, n'a guère pris jusqu'à présent chez les spécialistes de la douleur. Ils préfèrent parler de science de la douleur, ou bien de "pain research and management".

 


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