Search results - What is the relationship between doing what is right & doing what makes you happ
|Type||Day and Weekend|
|Address||Stokenchurch Adult Learning Centre|
Bartholomew Tipping Way
Bucks HP14 3RX
|Dates||Sat 10 Nov 2012|
|Application status||Course cancelled|
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OverviewWhat is the Relationship Between Doing What is Right and Doing What Makes you Happy? We all wish to be happy. Yet how happy one is depends both upon what one does and upon the sort of person that one is. The person who is high minded and strives to do what is right may be more happy than the selfish person who strives to gratify his desires. Yet how can one find out whether this is really the case? And what should drive one’s decisions regarding whether to modify one’s character and how one acts (especially, how one treats others) – the desire to be happy or the recognition that one should do what is right? We will examine the philosophical underpinnings of these fundamental quesitons, and employ the resultant insights to help us improve how we live our day to day lives. No prior knowledge of philosophy is required, but you must be willing to think rationally and question your preconceptions.
Programme detailsTo be held at: Stokenchurch Adult Learning Centre, Bartholomew Tipping Way, Stokenchurch, Bucks HP14 3RX
SATURDAY 10 NOVEMBER 2012
10.00am Introduction to philosophical reasoning What makes you most happy depends on what sort of person you are. Perhaps if you were to change you could be more happy. Yet how are you to decide whether, and in what way, to modify yourself?
11.00am Coffee/tea (from drinks machine – please bring change with you)
11.10am What is the right way to act? With particular focus on who is worthy of absolute respect, and whether it is right to benefit yourself at another’s expense.
12.20pm Lunch (Please bring you own packed lunch, as there is nothing available on site)
1.20pm A discussion of the distinction between higher and lower pleasures, and higher and lower motivations. What role do higher pleasures, high mindedness, virtue, love, the aesthetic sense and creativity play in making you happy and in doing what is right?
2.35pm Tea/coffee (from drinks machine – please bring change with you)
2.45pm What is the relationship between doing what is right and doing what makes you happy?
4.00pm Course disperses
No lunch is provided, so please bring your own packed lunch with you. Hot drinks are available from machines at break times, so if you wish to have one, please make sure you have some change with you. Cold water machines are available to use free of charge.
Facilities available at Stokenchurch Adult Learning Centre Disabled access, Wheel chair access, Disabled toilet, Chair lift, Hearing loop, Adaptive technology in room, Lift available Free parking on site, or near by Disabled parking
Mr Daniel Dennis
Recommended readingBackground Reading
Fred Feldman, Pleasure and the good life (Clarendon Press 2006)
T.H.Green, Prolegomena to Ethics, Edited by David Brink (Brink’s introductory essay is worth reading too). OUP
I.Kant, Groundwork for the metaphysics of morals (any translation of the last century)
Roger Scruton, Beauty (OUP 2009)
Browse relevant topics on:
The Internet Encyclopaedia of Philosophy: http://www.iep.utm.edu/
The Stanford Encyclopaedia of Philosophy: http://www.seop.leeds.ac.uk/contents.html
- Programme Fee
- Tuition only: £55.00
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Course being held at: Stokenchurch Adult Learning Centre, Bartholomew Tipping Way, Stokenchurch, Bucks HP14 3RX Map of venue can be found at http://www.adultlearningbcc.ac.uk/cent/centres.aspx?name=Stokenchurch&loc=S#MapBottom Please enrol directly with Bucks County Council: Online at http://www.adultlearningbcc.ac.uk/ by entering the course code: P6HU20N Telephone: 08450 454040 By Post: Cheques payable to: Buckscc Please send your completed enrolment/application form to: Data Centre, Evreham Adult Learning Centre, Swallow Street, Iver, Bucks SLO 0HS No lunch is provided, so please bring your own packed lunch with you. Drinks are available from machines at break times, so please make sure you have some change with you. Facilities available at Stokenchurch Adult Learning Centre Disabled access, Wheel chair access, Disabled toilet, Chair lift, Hearing loop, Adaptive technology in room, Lift available Free parking on site, or near by Disabled parking
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