Person, Human, Joy, Sunrise, Sunset, Sun




This course will be offered in a future semester

Aristotle defined the good life as the practice of virtues that contribute to human flourishing. But is that imagined life in Ancient Greece possible today? Our discussions will not be speculative or theoretical. Instead, we will identify the character traits and personal practices that are the building blocks of a good life. Our conversations will be based on the assigned reading, on-line lectures and articles, and your own lived experience. 



This I Believe II: More Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women, Jay Allison et al, [Holt, 2009].

Please read the essays that begin on pages: 11, 29, 32, 38, 91, 97, 100, 146, 170, 179, 188, and 194.

Hugh Guildersonearned a B.A. in Philosophy and a Ph.D. in European Intellectual and Cultural History at Boston College. He taught courses in European History at Boston College, and courses in Ancient Greek Philosophy and World History at Newbury College, where he served as Academic Dean. He is a member of the education committee of the Berkshire County branch of the NAACP.

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