Philosophy: On the Meaning of Life
PHIL 095 Z1 (CRN: 60121)See Also: 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.
- Richard Sugarman (Email)
Dates: May 20 - June 14, 2013; Credit not awarded for more than one PHIL course below 100 except PHIL 013; Crosslisted with REL 085 Z1 with a maximum enrollment of 20
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