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

Spring 2011

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 Limit:35

Location

Haverford, Stokes 010

Meeting Times

MW 2:30-4:00