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Suffering is an inevitable yet poorly understood feature of human existence. This course examines how societies respond to the puzzling reality of human anguish. Among the questions it addresses are the following: What is suffering? Which types of human affliction are unique to the modern world? Have the meaning and portrayal of suffering changed over time? Do digital media sensitize or desensitize us to the anguish of distant others? In addition to introducing students to academic literature and debates on these topics, Suffering and the Human Condition will give them the opportunity to learn a method for studying human affliction that identifies the actors that perpetuate it....
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By Emile J

Jun 3, 2022


By noe m

Mar 27, 2023

Interview people from different walks of life. People living in extreme poverty, with chronic illnesses. Talk to veterans too, and see how they have experienced suffering from the perspective of war. Visit nursing homes, and talk to marginalized groups in society. Pay all these examples, and multiple visits to ascertain what they go through.

By Wafaa A N

Dec 13, 2021