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anesthesia, anaesthesia, anesthesis, anaesthesis

the absence of physical sensation. — anesthesiologist, anaesthesiologist, anaesthetist, n.anesthetic, anaesthetic, n., adj.
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But I could not well believe this, as I could feel my heart pounding against my ribs from the exertion of my efforts to release myself from the anaesthesis which had held me.
This paper seeks to trace the notion of distance in Edmund Burke's Philosophical Enquiry, by first indicating how the critical distance between Burke and Kant can be rethought in terms of an intrapersonal distance within both; then, as a second move, by looking at Burke's general theory of the passions as it differs from that of Locke; and thirdly, by moving to the more specific question of how the passion of fear or terror is related to both pain and the sublime--an investigation which in turn necessitates a focus on the way attention figures as a duplicitous shifter between anaesthesis and suffering.