Philosophy is a practical activity about deciding how to live the best life. This course, drawing on movies and popular culture in modern and post-modern times, will show how philosophers are good to think with.
Philosophy teaches us to examine ourselves and our relationships with others and the world. Philosophy is about how to live life. It enables us to make rational choices and solve problems by becoming aware freeing ourselves from opinions and habits.
We will consider such issues as: What is happiness? Can we be certain about being in love? Identity: who are we and what are becoming as humans. Do we have free will and does it matter? The basis of morality. Sources of justice and inequality. The nature of death and, of course, the meaning of life.