Required Reading

  • Selections from Aristotle. Nicomachean Ethics.2nd ed. Trans. T. Irwin. Indianapolis: Hackett, 1999.
  • Selections from Aurelius, Marcus. The Emperor’s Handbook. Trans. C. Scot Hicks and David V. Hicks. New York: Scribner, 2002.
  • Buddhist Scriptures. Trans. Edward Conze. New York: Penguin Classics, 1959.
  • Camus, Albert. “The Myth of Sisyphus.” In The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays. Trans. Justin O’Brian. New York: Vintage, 1991.
  • Chekhov, Anton. Ward No.6In Stories. Trans. Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky. New York: Bantam Books, 2000.
  • Epictetus. The HandbookTrans. N. P. White. Indianapolis: Hackett, 1983.
  • Epicurus. The Essential Epicurus: Letters, Principle Doctrines, Vatican Sayings and Fragments. Trans. E.M. O’Connor. Buffalo, NY: Prometheus Books, 1993.
  • Hesse, Hermann. Siddhartha. Trans. Hilda Rosner. New York: Bantam Books, 1971.
  • Selections from Jung, Carl Gustav. Memories, Dreams, Reflections. Edited by Aniela . Trans. Richard and Clara Winston. New York: Vintage Books, 1963. (Selected chapters)
  • Lao Tzu.Tao Te Ching: An Illustrated Journey. Trans. Stephen Mitchell. London, UK: Frances LincolnLtd, 2009.
  • Pico della Mirandolla, Giovanni. Oration on the Dignity of Man. In Renaissance Philosophy of Man. Edited by Ernst Cassirer, Paul Oskar Kristeller, and John H. Randall jr.
  • Jean-Paul Sartre. The Wall. Trans. Lloyd Alexander. In The Wall and Other Stories. 3rd ed. New Directions, 1969.
  • Tolstoy, Leo. The Death of Ivan Ilyich. In The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories. Trans. Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky. New York: Vintage, 2010.
  • ______. A Confession. In A Confession and Other Religious Writings. Trans. Jane Kentish. New York: Penguin Classics, 1988.
  • Yalom, Irvin. “Meaninglessness,” and “Meaninglessness and Psychotherapy.” In Existential Psychotherapy. New York: BasicBooks, 1980.

Supplemental Reading

Camus, Albert. The Stranger. Trans. Matthew Ward. New York: Vintage, 1988.

Eliot, T. S. “The Waste Land.” In The Waste Land and Other Poems. Orlando, Florida: Harcourt, 1962.

Harvey, Peter. “The Life of the Buddha.” In An Introduction to Buddhism: Teachings, History and Practices. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1990.

Sartre, Jean-Paul. No Exit. In No Exit and Three Other Plays. Trans. S. Gilbert. New York: Vintage, 1989.