THE IDEA OF HAPPINESS AND ITS HISTORY

The modern understanding of happiness is an apple that has fallen far from the tree that the Greek's named "eudaimonia". Please join us for an engaging course in this the inaugural semester of the Magnus Fellowship with author and scholar, Deal Hudson. This eight-week course will be composed of equal parts lecture and text-based discussion and survey the tradition on the question of human happiness through the eyes of the Ancients, Medievals, and Moderns. How has the idea of happiness lost its moral meaning and became the justification of immoral behavior and unbelief? Most importantly, can we recover the traditional understanding of human beatitude?

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To foster collegiality and great discussions, this course will be limited to a maximum of 24 Student Fellows.

Course Schedule:

Eight consecutive Tuesday evenings beginning September 8th ending October 27th.

5:30pm PACIFIC TIME
8:30pm EASTERN TIME

Students will be responsible for finding the texts being discussed, though links will be posted to most of the readings.

Week One: Aristotle, Ethics, Book I
Week Two:  St. Augustine, Confessions, Book 10

Students can read from any translation they choose.

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Course Includes

  • 8 Lessons
  • Course Certificate

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