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Ann Michelle Baker
PHIL 346
Seattle Campus

Personal Values and Human Good

Examination of the idea of a good human life. Emphases differ from year to year. Typical topics include happiness and prudence, rationality and life plans, personal values and the meaning of life, autonomy and false consciousness, self-respect and self-esteem, honesty and self-deception, faith and "vital lies."

Class description

In this course, we will study different views of what is required to have a good life. We will discuss the value of happiness, pleasure, friendship, marriage, and family; the virtues of integrity, self-respect, honesty, and loyalty; and other aspects of the good life. There will be several short papers and a final exam. TEXT: No Textbook Required

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Class assignments and grading

There will be several short papers and a final exam.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Annette R. Bernier
Date: 06/14/2012