Starts 05:30PM
 Fullers Bookshop, 131 Collins Street, Hobart, TAS 7000

Pain, Loneliness, Grief, Injustice … Hope?

For too long we’ve been told that positive thinking is the key to living a happy life. But from personal trauma to the injustice and absurdity of the world, sometimes simply going on can feel too much. Could there be solace – and even hope – in acknowledging the hardships of the human condition? Might doing so free us from the tyranny of striving for our “best lives” and could it inspire in us the desire for a better world?

Kieran Setiya argues that philosophy can help us find our way. He shares his own experience with chronic pain and the consolation that comes from making sense of it, and asks what we can learn from loneliness and loss about the value of human life. Setiya combines the personal with the philosophical, showing that philosophy is not just theory, but a way of life.

Join Ingo Farin for a vigorous discussion of Setiya’s work. All welcome.

This is a free event. Please RSVP below. 

Copies of the book are available in store, or online here.

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