Boswell Book Company and Porchlight Book Company present an evening with Kieran Setiya, author of Life is Hard: How Philosophy Can Help Us Find Our Way. In conversation with Sally Haldorson, Managing Director of Porchlight.
There is no cure for the human condition: life is hard. But Kieran Setiya believes philosophy can help. He offers us a map for navigating rough terrain, from personal trauma to the injustice and absurdity of the world. In this profound and personal book, Setiya shows how the tools of philosophy can help us find our way. Drawing on ancient and modern philosophy as well as fiction, history, memoir, film, comedy, social science, and stories from Setiya's own experience, Life Is Hard is a book for this moment - a work of solace and compassion.
From Katherine May, author of Wintering: "Life may be hard, but Kieran Setiya shows us better ways to think about it and how, despite everything, that can give us hope."
Kieran Setiya is a professor of philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the author of Midlife: A Philosophical Guide. His writing has appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books, The Times Literary Supplement (London), the London Review of Books, The New York Times, Aeon, and The Yale Review.
Purchase a copy of the book here: https://www.boswellbooks.com/book/9780593538210