PLAN3093: The Good Life - And How to Live It


All of us dream of living “the good life,” though the mental images we have of it differ. But what is the good life and what do we need to do to be sure that our own life is a good one? From the dawn of civilization, philosophers, theologians and poets have conceptualized the good life and recommended ways to achieve it. They have tried to teach us how to live happily and well. In this Honors Seminar, we encounter some of the most influential thinkers who have dealt with the questions surrounding happiness and good living over more than two millennia. We read and discuss their thoughts as a way to help us develop our own philosophy of happiness and good living – a philosophy that will inform our personal life choices, console us when we encounter life’s difficulties, and guide us in our roles as friends and engaged citizens who care about the happiness of others.

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