PHI3684: The Art of Living 3
This course will explore different conceptions of the good life and some of the ways that philosophers have proposed one can achieve it (or practice it). We will examine the following questions: What habits or skills does one need to live well and how, if at all, can one go about acquiring them? Is living well primarily a matter of feeling good about one's life or does it involve other more 'objective' components? Should we think of the art of living as identical with morality or should we think of the art of living as something broader and more all-encompassing than morality? The course readings will range from the ancient world up to contemporary society.