What role does sickness play in health; irrationality in reason? And how does literature complicate and contribute to our understanding of a life well lived? Philosophers Jonathan Lear and Martha C. Nussbaum discuss Lear's book, Wisdom Won from Illness, which offers rich readings of some of contemporary literature's greatest practitioners, including J. M. Coetzee and Marilynne Robinson. We'll also hear from Michael Eric Dyson, author of Tears We Cannot Stop and The Black Presidency, on the 2016 Election and Obama's complicity in white racial indifference.
Open Stacks is the official podcast of the Seminary Co-op Bookstores. This episode was produced by Kit Brennen. Special thanks to Matt Teichman.