21A.157 The Meaning of Life

Class Info

Examines how a variety of cultural traditions propose answers to the question of how to live a meaningful life. Considers the meaning of life, not as a philosophical abstraction, but as a question that individuals grapple with in their daily lives, facing difficult decisions between meeting and defying cultural expectations. Provides tools for thinking about moral decisions as social and historical practices, and permits students to compare and contextualize the ways people in different times and places approach fundamental ethical concerns.

This class has no prerequisites.

21A.157 will be offered this semester (Spring 2018). It is instructed by G. Jones and H. Paxson.

Lecture occurs 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 4-153.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS S.

You can find more information at the Anthropology (Course 21A) < MIT site or on the 21A.157 Stellar site.

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