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PHIL2420J – Happiness and the Meaning of Life

Instructor: Amalia Corina Jiva

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Credits: 3 credits

Pre-requisites: Vy 100/200


Does life have an intrinsic meaning? Is meaning necessary for a happy life? How can one live a meaningful and happy life? This course will explore these and related questions by discussing readings from multidisciplinary and cross-cultural perspectives and finally formulate our own answers in dialogue with these sources.

Course Topics:

  1. Happiness
  2. Personal Narrative
  3. Meaning and its sources
  4. Ethics and Morality
  5. Love
  6. Mortality

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