God and the Good Life

A First Philosophy Course at Notre Dame

Should you practice a religion? What do you owe other people? What would it take for your life to be meaningful?

And how should you decide what to believe when it comes to big questions like these?

In God and the Good Life, we’re searching for answers. We’ll read the best philosophical arguments addressing these questions and share our reactions to the arguments in blog entries and editorials.  We’ll come together as a large group to debate real world case studies that illuminate these questions, hearing periodically from guest speakers making headlines in current debates about religion, morality and meaning.  And we’ll meet in small Sustained Dialogue groups to discuss our religious and moral identities and develop virtuous friendships (to borrow Aristotle’s terminology). Learn more at the links (or watch the trailer!)