Jonathan Salem-WisemanJonathan Salem-Wiseman received his Ph.D. from York University in Social and Political Thought, and has been teaching at Humber College since 1998. He is primarily interested in 19th and 20th century German philosophy, and has published on a wide variety of philosophical topics, including aesthetics, existentialism, and political theory. In the last decade, he has also given many lectures around the GTA, and teaches additional courses at the University of Toronto's School of Continuing Studies.
Happiness is an important element--perhaps the most important element--of any human life, yet we are often unclear about what this might involve or how we might attain it. In this lecture, some of the most influential philosophical and religious views of the happy life will be reviewed and evaluated, including some of the more recent empirical studies of happiness that have emerged in the wake of modern neuroscience. The issue of whether there is a single "formula" for achieving happiness will also be addressed.
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