The Philosophy of Happiness Advanced (PHIL3647)

UNIT OF STUDY

This is the advanced version of PHIL2647, with common lectures but separate tutorials and assessments. Students will apply advanced philosophical methods to the understanding of happiness. Students will analyse influential theories of what happiness is, why we should want it and how we get it. They will evaluate the implications of psychological research into happiness's causes. Students will learn to apply their understanding of happiness to the question of how to live well, as individuals and as a society.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information

Classes

1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week

Assessment

1x2500wd essay (50%) and 1x2000wd take-home exam (50%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

12 senior credit points in Philosophy

Prohibitions

PHIL2647

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Find a non-award course for this unit of study

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.

Find a cross-institutional course for this unit of study