Well-being as Value Fulfillment Book Club

Posted by Sandra Borden for Study of Ethics in Society

Philosophy graduate student Henry Curcio will lead online discussions of Well-Being as Value Fulfillment: How We Can Help Each Other to Live Well  by Valerie Tiberius.

The author argues in the first half of the book that well-being consists in fulfilling or realizing our appropriate values over time. In the second half of the book, she applies this theory to the problem of how to help others, particularly our friends. Ethical questions include: What is human well-being? What is happiness? What does it mean to live a good and happy life? What things are included in a good life? How do we go about finding value in life? What role do our loved ones, especially friends, play in our well-being? In what way does their well-being force us to sacrifice our own and vice versa? 

The first 10 sign-ups receive a free book. Students who attend all scheduled meetings of their book club earn Signature credit.

 Fill out this form to register. Upon registration, participants will receive details about the meetings and instructions for joining the discussions.

Date: Tuesday, Jan. 25 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm Tuesday, Feb. 01 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm Tuesday, Feb. 08 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm Tuesday, Feb. 15 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Location: Webex
Contact: Sandra L Borden
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