We kicked off our first full week of class by discussing whether we can learn to live well in the same way we might learn differential equations or how to perform the perfect backswing. We saw that Aristotle answered this question with a decisive ‘yes!’. As Aristotle saw it, we must do three things … More Are there Happiness Experts?
We had our first official meeting of God and the Good Life today. It was so exciting to get to meet everyone we’ll be spending the semester with. We debated whether the good life is a matter of finding good underwear. (Um, no.) We acknowledged that there are harder assignments in life than final exams and research … More First Day of GGL Fall 2016!
This summer I offered a SPOC (a Small Private Online Course) version of God and the Good Life. With the help of Head Facilitator Paul Blaschko, guided twenty two ND students scattered around the world through the four big questions. Along the way, we learned a lot about how to use digital tools in teaching philosophy. One … More Summer Pilot for GGL
We are getting closer to the summer session of GGL, and we’ve been working at a break-neck pace to prepare some of the digital resources we are using in the class. This includes a set of short “digital thought experiments” which we have been filming around campus over the past week. Paul and I have … More Digital Thought Experiments
One of our goals in this course is to explore how philosophical views about faith, morality and meaning permeate our everyday lives. This includes question of how to lead, what careers to pursue, and what practical and social identities we take on. One way we’ve been tackling this is by interviewing leaders in our community … More Interviews for GGL
We’ve been busy preparing to roll out the Summer 2016 “Spock”—Small Private Online Course—for God and the Good Life. ND’s Office of Digital Learning helped us film a preview video explaining what the course is all about. We hope it will get you pumped to do philosophy in one of the upcoming sessions of the course … More Filming the Course Trailer