The guiding questions of the course are: What makes a life worth living? Which values, attitudes, and experiences sustain meaningful existence? How are we to confront and overcome crises of meaning?
The great artists and thinkers from diverse traditions of Europe, Asia, and America guide our journey through the history of ideas.
Course materials and resources aim at helping students develop a self-reflective, inquiring mind-set; learn to appreciate the depth and complexity of core philosophical questions; explore different paths to meaning.
Syllabus, Spring 2014
Core Readings, Spring 2014
Coursepack (to be published soon)
Lesson plans & Lecture notes (to be published soon)