Ann Michelle Baker
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."
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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There will be several short papers and a final exam.