What's good about suffering?

The history of literature and philosophy is full of discussions about the role of suffering in life. Is suffering ever good for people? Is suffering a requirement for insight and wisdom? This lecture uses ancient literature and early modern philosophy to show that a certain amount of suffering is good for you. In other words, your life needs to suck sometimes.



Professor of Philosophy, Columbia University

Christia Mercer is Gustave M. Berne Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University and editor of Oxford Philosophical Concepts.


8:30 PM @ Sweetwater social


*Entrance over 21