PHIL 410 (M1) - Happiness, Well-Being , and a Good Life

Happiness and Well-Being

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2024 - Full Term (01/23/2024 - 05/06/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   25  
CRN: 55567
A sustained exploration of happiness, well-being, and a good life. Are they the same? If not, do any include the others, and can they conflict? What sorts of things might contribute to or detract from happiness, well-being, and having a good life? Comparing work on these topics in philosophy and psychology will be a key theme in the course.
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Attributes: Inquiry (Discovery), Humanities(Disc)
Instructors: Phillip Deen

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/23/2024 5/6/2024 T 6:10pm - 9:00pm PANDRA P345
Additional Course Details: 

Given that will all die, it is reasonable to ask whether our lives have meaning. In this course, we will examine what makes a life meaningful. First, we will discuss the broader questions of whether meaning relies on supernatural or objective conditions or if it is purely subjective. We will then discuss various projects that may give our lives meaning: being moral, creating art, being authentic, living in the moment, and others. Finally, we will return to the relationship between meaning and death.