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Fri, Sep 11 | Batts Hall (BAT)

How and How Not to Be Happy

The West is facing a happiness crisis. Today, less than a quarter of American adults rate themselves as very happy—a new low. False views of happiness abound, and the explosion in “happiness studies” has done little to dispel them. Why is true happiness so elusive, and why is it so hard to define?

Time & Location

Sep 11, 12:00 PM - Nov 13, 1:00 PM

About The Event

Over the course of ten Friday lunches, we will read and discuss provocative essays on prudence by two leading thinkers. The first six Fridays will be spent on excerpts from Russell Kirk's Politics of Prudence. For the final four meetings, we will look at Josef Pieper's commentaries on prudence in his book, The Cardinal Virtues. No outside reading is required. The essays are short enough that we should be able to read them as a group and then launch into a good discussion about their implications. Bring your lunch and join us every Friday starting September 11th.

 

We will meet in the courtyard between Batts Hall and Mezes Hall

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