Courses: Happiness, Virtue, and the Good Life (PHILH107B01)

Spring 2009

Happiness is something that we all want, but what exactly is it? Perhaps happiness is or involves leading a flourishing life. What, then, is a flourishing life? Does such a life involve the possession and exercise of certain states of character? Which ones? This course will consider these and related issues, including the virtues and their interrelations, the nature and identity of persons, and the meaning (or meaninglessness) of life. Readings from classic and contemporary sources, including Plato, Aristotle, Locke, Hume, Nagel, and Wolf.

Fulfills: HU III

Department

Philosophy (Web site)

Taught By

Joel Yurdin (Profile)

Meeting Times

TTh 11:30-1:00