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Philosophy Café: Reasons to be cheerful? Event

Time:
13:00 - 14:00
Date:
7 October 2010
Venue:
John Hansard Gallery University of Southampton

For more information regarding this event, please email Humanities Lifelong Learning at humanitieslearn@southampton.ac.uk .

Event details

Christopher Janaway talks about Schopenhauer at the Philosophy Café.

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?

Seeking food for thought during your lunch hour? Join us at the John Hansard Gallery for the Philosophy Café, a series of free, informal discussions open to all. No previous knowledge required – just an appetite for ideas.

Each session begins with a short talk by one of the University’s philosophy experts, followed by an open forum for debate.

Speaker information

Professor Christopher Janaway,Professor

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