The Good Life


Contributed by Christine Haase

The Good Life: Everyone Wants It, But What Is It?
-- a public lecture on this ancient and important question by
John Kekes, Department of Philosophy, SUNY-Albany
Thursday, April 17
5:30 - 7:00 pm
101 Textor Hall

Socrates famously proclaimed the unexamined life not worth living, thus raising questions about what would constitute a worthy, appropriate, or good life for a human being. Reflection on the good life is among the preeminent quandaries of the human condition. Is there one form of life that is good, or many? Can the goodness of life be objectively determined; can a person be mistaken about whether or not their life is a good one? Must a good life be a morally good one? At issue are fundamental questions of value, how we ought to live, how we should treat one another, and how we ought to govern ourselves.

This lecture is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by:
Department of Philosophy and Religion
Office of the Provost
School of Humanities and Sciences
New York Council for the Humanities

Contributed by Frederick Kaufman