Wisdom and Suffering
HNSM 466 - Wisdom and Suffering3 hours Does suffering bring wisdom? Is that wisdom worth what it costs? Conversely, can too much knowledge cause us to suffer? Is there a difference between knowledge and wisdom? What do we hope wisdom will bring to our lives? Through critical readings and discussions of Sophocles’ “Oedipus Rex”, Shakespeare’s “King Lear”, ” The Book of Job” and Aristotle’s “Poetics”, we will explore these and other questions.