Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Phil Cafe April 15, 2014

Happiness, Choice, Satisfaction, Purpose

We discussed what makes us happy, what happiness is--occurrent (happy feelings now) and judgmental (my life is going well).  We also discussed whether happiness was a worthy goal for life.  A brief mention of "eudaimonia" -- the Aristotelian notion of happiness as living the good, purpose filled life.

We watched the Ted video on psychological studies of happiness and how people "synthesize" happiness.

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Phil Cafe Mar 19 2014

Religion, Sects and Spirituality

You can use the comment function to add your thoughts on the discussion of the difference between religions and sects.  We also discussed spirituality without a very clear definition, but it seem widely agreed that it did not require a religion but involved something important that religion also offers.  Add your comments