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Religion: On the Meaning of Life

REL 085 Z1 (CRN: 60918)

3 Credit Hours—Seats Available!

For crosslists see: PHIL 010 Z2

About REL 085 Z1

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.

Instructor

Richard Sugarman ()

Notes

Dates: May 18 - June 12, 2015; Cross listed with PHIL 10 Z2

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Section Description

(No prerequisite) 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.

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Location

Lafayette Hall L400 (View Campus Map)

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