Philosophical Approaches to Happiness

• What is Happiness?
• What is virtue or the good?
• What role does emotion play
in living the best possible life?
• How does happiness relate to
ethics?
• Is happiness primarily a
challenge for the mind, or a
matter of living cond
Lecture Overview
• Ancient Greek perspectives:
• Aristotle – Eudaimonia
• Epicurus – Ataraxia
• Stoicism – Virtue
• Enlightenment Era perspectives:
• Kant
• Hegel
• Schopenhauer
Aristotle (384-322 BC) on