PHI227 Religion and the Good Life


What, if anything, does religion have to do with a well-lived life? For example, does living well require obeying God’s commands? Does it require atheism? Are the possibilities for a good life enhanced or only diminished if there is a God, or if Karma is true? Does living well take distinctive virtues like faith, mindfulness, or humility as these have been understood within religious traditions? In this module, we will examine recent philosophical work on questions like these while engaging with a variety of religions, such as Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Daoism, Islam, and Judaism.


2 essays (50%), one exam (2 questions - 50%)


Ryan Byerly

Lectures - Spring 2018

Wednesday 10am-12 noon - Hadfield Building Lecture Theatre 20

Seminars (from Week 3)

Thursday 10-11am - 38 Mappin Street G08
Thursday 11am-12 noon - 38 Mappin Street G08