Introduction to Practical Philosophy Part ll
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“The happy life’, wrote Seneca two millennia ago, “is a life that is in harmony with its own nature.” He thought that the best life is one lived by those who have mastered themselves, have learned wisdom from experience, are steadfast in action, and are always courteous and considerate towards others. To be courageous, energetic, capable of fortitude, and attentive to the good things of the world without being their slave – that, said Seneca, is a recipe for happiness.
[The Heart of Things – A.C. Grayling 2005]
Last term we covered one of the fundamental aspects of human nature. i.e. Wisdom. Next term we will consider another – HAPPINESS:
- What is the true nature of happiness?
- Is happiness natural?
- True happiness and unity
- True happiness and rejoicing in the present
- The happiness of society
- True happiness and pleasure
- The Platonic Goods
- True happiness and time
- Marsilio Ficino, Lao Tzu
- Philosophy and self-esteem
- Finding happiness in work
- True happiness and wisdom
We look forward to welcoming our returning students next term on Thursday 4 May 2017.
9:45am to 11:45am
6 Leadwood Loop, Zimbali