In the spring of 2019 Tony Greco sat down with Todd Dufresne to discuss Dufresne’s new book The Democracy of Suffering: Life on the Edge of Catastrophe, Philosophy in the Anthropocene. A brief selection from the book follows this introduction. In late June the two chatted again, this time online, about advance copies of the book, and prepared the interview below. The book is available this September from McGill-Queen’s University Press.
Greco is a psychotherapist and senior faculty member of the Gestalt Institute of Toronto. Dufresne is Professor of Philosophy at Lakehead University. The two first met while undergraduates studying philosophy at the University of Western Ontario.