ISBN : 9780198812807
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.
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