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Course Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PHIL 370 - Seminar: Happiness, Death, and the Meaning of Life


Semester Offered: Second Semester
Full Course
Credits: 4 credits
Attribute: 4HU, WADV

An exploration of three topics and the connections between them. What is happiness? Should we aim at it? Is death in itself a bad thing, and if so, why? Would immortality be a good thing? What would it be for life to have a meaning? Does meaning require mortality? How are happiness and meaning related, if at all? And how should recent work in psychology on happiness and meaning inform our philosophical thought about these questions? Prerequisites and notes:
Enrollment Limit: 15
Instructor: M. Thomson-Jones
Consent of the Instructor Required: Y
Prerequisites & Notes
Two Full Courses in Philosophy required before taking this course



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