Philosophy: The Good Life
‘The life truly worth living is the considered life’, said Socrates, two and a half millennia ago. Socrates meant a life that was well informed and has goals which will benefit both oneself and society.
‘The Good Life’ allows us to grow autonomously and, rather than be dictated to by duty, empowers us to live a full and flourishing life. Beginning with the Ancients, taking a whistle stop through the Renaissance, and then summarising with the Modern, this session gives us a taste of the Good Life from some of the greatest minds that reflected upon it.