Many people consider happiness to be the main goal of human life. This topic considers various issues in connection with this, with a particular focus on the role of mental health. What is happiness? What is the connection between our temporary emotional states and an overall good life? What role do our attitudes, rational abilities, social relations, and sense of identity play in well-being? To answer these questions, the topic will draw on contemporary ideas in philosophy and psychology, as well as classical ideas from both Western and Eastern traditions.
This topic aims to:
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