GENED 1128 - The Conduct of Life in Western and Eastern Philosophy





Prof. Michael Puett
Thurs. 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

A study of approaches in the philosophical traditions of the West and the East to the conduct of life. Philosophical ethics has often been understood as meta-ethics: the development of a method of moral inquiry or justification. Here we focus instead on what philosophy has to tell us about the first-order question: How should we live our lives?

No prerequisites other than a willingness to consider a wide range of problems and materials. Extended take-home examination. Offered jointly with the Law School as 2392 and the Divinity School as 2313.