Where is happiness?
In this sequence, we will consider a series of texts on happiness. Students will be asked to synthesize these readings into a theory that addresses one or more of the following questions:
"The Happy Man's Shirt" - parable by Italo Calvino in Glencoe textbook
"The New Science of Happiness" - feature from Time magazine
"Wandering Mind Not a Happy Mind" - article in Harvard Gazette
Aristotle and Happiness - The Pursuit of Happiness website links to extensive readings on the philosophy and psychology of happiness.
The Theory of Happiness - from Aristotle's Ethics, Mortimer J. Adler, Ph. D.
"The Surprising Science of Happiness" - TED talk by Dan Gilbert