Better Than Both: The Case for Pessimism is an experiment in popular philosophy. It presents and discusses (literally) life-and-death issues in n-technical, everyday language. This new work sees pessimism t as a kind of depressed moodiness or self-indulgent negativity, but as the inevitable result of any fair-minded survey of the world we actually live in.
Peter Heinegg is Professor of English at Union College. He received his B.A. from Fordham University, and his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Harvard University. He is an active author, translator, and book reviewer.