PHIL 196 - First Year Seminar
Section: 004 Happiness, Morality & Meaning
Term: WN 2008
Subject: Philosophy (PHIL)
Department: LSA Philosophy
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Other:
FYSem
Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

We will begin with Socrates’ conception of philosophy as the attempt to live on the basis of rationally justified principles. Actions are rationally justified, he suggests, if they are appropriately guided by a proper conception of the good life. But what is the good life? We will examine four candidates: the life of pleasure, the life of virtue, the meaningful life, and a life that combines each of these in an appropriate blend. Readings will include Plato, Aristotle, Epicurus, Cicero, Epictetus, Julien de La Mettrie, J.S. Mill, H.A. Pritchard, Sigmund Freud, Robert Nozick, L.W. Sumner, and Susan Wolf.

PHIL 196 - First Year Seminar
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
21040
Open
2
2Y1
-
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
004 (SEM)
P
28544
Open
4
4Y1
-
F 11:00AM - 2:00PM
005 (SEM)
P
25030
Open
3
3Y1
-
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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