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Suffering and Virtue

ISBN : 9780198812807

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¥8,217
Author: 
Michael S. Brady
Pages
208 Pages
Format
Hardcover
Size
156 x 234 mm
Pub date
Jul 2018
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Why do we suffer? On one reading, this is a question about the causes of physical and emotional suffering. On another, it is a question about whether suffering has a point or purpose or value. Michael Brady's ground-breaking book argues that suffering is vital for the development of virtue, and hence for us to live happy or flourishing lives.

Index: 

Introduction
1 What Suffering Is
2 The Nature of Unpleasantness
3 Suffering as a Virtuous Motive
4 Suffering and Virtues of Strength and Vulnerability
5 Suffering, Morality, and Wisdom
6 Suffering, Communication, and Social Virtue

About the author: 

Michael Brady is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Glasgow, having previously taught at the University of Stirling. His research centres on the philosophy of emotion, and its links with moral philosophy and epistemology. He was Director of the British Philosophical Association, having previously served as Secretary of the Scots Philosophical Association, and he is Philosopher in Residence with Quarantine, the Manchester-based theatre and performance company.

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