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Suffering and virtue

Author: Michael Brady
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Suffering, in one form or another, is present in all of our lives. But 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 argues that suffering is vital for the development of virtue, and hence for us to live happy or flourishing lives. After presenting a  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Brady
ISBN: 0198812809 9780198812807
OCLC Number: 1020283284
Description: x, 178 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
What suffering is --
The nature of unpleasantness --
Suffering as a virtuous motive --
Suffering and virtues of strength and vulnerability --
Suffering, morality, and wisdom --
Suffering, communication, and social virtue.
Responsibility: Michael S. Brady.

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In this sensitive and insightful book, Michael Brady argues that experiences of suffering can enable the cultivation of various virtues - a claim he carefully guards against both distorting optimism Read more...

 
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