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This course explores the ways in which different thinkers, texts, and traditions have responded to the question concerning the meaning of life. Topics to be covered include the questions: What is human happiness? What makes a good life? What is meaningful work? What kinds of responsibility do I have for other people? How do various thinkers, both philosophic and religious, respond to the problem of human suffering? What is the relation of personal to social identity in an age of increasing complexity? We will read classic as well as modern and contemporary texts. In addition, we will use films to provide the basis for further reflection and discussion.
Michael Ashooh ()
Dates: June 30 - July 25, 2014; SUMMER ACADEMY COURSE; Cross listed with PHIL 095 Z1; Total Cross listed enrollment is 20 June 30 - July 11 On Campus MTWR 9:00-3:30 PM; July 12 - July 25 for continued out of class work; Students must apply to Summer Academy to participate in this course; Available to students completing 10th & 11th and 12th grades; Residential and commuter options; VT high school rising juniors and seniors students can use their dual enrollment voucher; Students need to apply and a guidance counselor needs to supply a brief recommendation and GPA via an online form here https://learn.uvm.edu/apply/summer-academy/; Continuing Education Deans Office Permission Only, please contact 802-656-2085
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