Units of Study

PHIL7840 - Philosophy and the Science of Happiness

Semester 2, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Caroline Jane West


This unit deals with the philosophy and psychology of happiness and wellbeing. It covers classical and contemporary philosophical work on the nature of happiness. It discusses the kind of goal happiness or wellbeing is - is it something that we want only insofar as we desire it, or is there some rational requirement to make a richer conception of wellbeing the goal of life? The unit will also engage with aspects of positive psychology.


1x1500wd short essay (25%) and 1x3500wd long essay (75%)


1x2-hr seminar/week

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