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The University of Southampton
Lifelong Learning

Philosophy Cafe Event

13:00 - 14:00
7 October 2010
John Hansard Gallery Highfield Campus University of Southampton SO17 1BJ

For more information regarding this event, please telephone Lifelong Learning Team on 02380 59 7261 or email .

Event details

Reasons to be cheerful?

The German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer argued that anyone who truly saw the truth about the suffering and futility in human life would think it better never to have existed. Was this view merely the result of his own skewed personal outlook, or did he have good reasons for it? And do things like love, art, morality or religion offer us any comfort?

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Speaker information

Prof Chris Janaway,Professor of Philosophy, Director of Postgraduate Recruitment

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